Writer Drew Karpyshyn has announced his retirement from BioWare for a second time, to pursue cheap SWTOR credits other projects.
Karpyshyn, who has previously worked on Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Star Wars: The Old Republic, announced the news on his web-site.
The writer initially left BioWare Austin in 2012, to function around the Chaos Born trilogy, a series of fantasy books released among 2013 and 2015. He returned for the studio in 2015 after the series was comprehensive, to work on Star Wars: The Old Republic.
“I know a lot of you will be asking yourself why I’m carrying out this”, he wrote on his blog. “For lots of individuals, operating at BioWare would be their dream job and they can’t consider any individual stepping away from it. But it was time for me to move on.
“Everyone who operates at BioWare pours their heart and soul in to the games they are producing. It is creatively demanding and – at occasions – exhausting. Within the past, I’ve managed to buy SWTOR credits juggle outside projects with my work at BioWare, but it generally took a toll. And there have been usually outside projects I had to pass on since they would represent a conflict of interest with BioWare or EA properties.”
Karpyshyn won’t be leaving the market altogether. He will now be writing in a freelance capacity, initially for FoxNext Games’ new studio, Fogbank Entertainment, where he will probably be functioning alongside former BioWare writers Alex Freed and Daniel Erickson.
The studio’s current project is described only as an “episodic narrative game, that will draw from story, character, and place components primarily based on acclaimed Fox intellectual home as well as original content.”
As for what Karpyshyn had been functioning on at BioWare not too long ago, he remains tight-lipped. Karpyshyn had previously confirmed that he was functioning on the upcoming Anthem, but won’t be drawn on precisely what that entailed. “Just mainly because I’ve left BioWare doesn’t mean I am going to begin blabbing all their secrets”, he wrote.