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Mass Effect Writer Mac Walters Leaves BioWare After Nearly Two Decades

Mac Walters, lead writer on Mass Effect 2 and 3, production director on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, and nearly 20 years at BioWare, has officially left the company saying, “New year brings new adventures.” I was.

Walters is LinkedIn To share the news, he explained that the past 19 years have been a true “life-changing experience” and that the choice to leave was a very tough one.

“A new year brings new adventures” Walters wrote. “As some of you may know, I decided to leave BioWare at the end of last year. The last 19 years have been a life-changing experience, to say the least, and the decision to leave has been a huge one. I’ve worked with so many amazing people and had the privilege of being part of some of the most amazing teams and projects.

“Thank you to everyone I’ve had the pleasure of working with. I wish everyone at BioWare the very best in everything you do. It’s been a real pleasure.”

Walters first joined Bioware in September 2003 as a writer on Jade Empire, his second title being senior writer on the original Mass Effect. He then took on the role of lead his writer for Mass Effect 2 and 3, and after the Mass Effect trilogy ended, he moved to Anthem as director.

After Anthem, he returned to the world of Mass Effect as Creative Director of Andromeda and was Creative Director of Bioware until June 2019, after which he became Project Director of Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

Most recently, he was production director for Dragon Age Dreadwolf, which has yet to be released. However, we recently got a new in-game cinematic trailer, which sets the stage for the upcoming RPG.

What does the future hold for the Mac? His link says he’s on a “career break” and “pursuing personal goals.” After all he’s done for the world of video games, it’s safe to say he deserves it.

For more information, check out our full BioWare game review to see where Mac games rank on our list of the 100 greatest games of all time.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @Adam Bankhurst and Cramp.

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