Mass Effect Andromeda lead writer has left Bioware

Mass Effect AndromedaMass Effect: Andromeda lead writer Chris Schlerf has confirmed via Twitter that he has left Bioware and transitioned over to Bungie to write for Destiny.On Twitter, Chris Schlerf wrote a series of tweets to explain his current situation, while also hyping up Mass Effect Andromeda:

While this may cause fans of Mass Effect alarm, it’s extremely likely that the story for the space opera is already written in full, with plans for future additional content already in place and in development too. The idea of a writer leaving a studio to work with another studio isn’t uncommon, with a few recent examples below.

  • Amy Hennig left Uncharted developer Naughty Dog under certain circumstances, and is now working with EA on a still unannounced Star Wars title,
  • Dragon Age Lead Writer David Gaider left Bioware in January and is now the creative director at Beamdog, who created Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.
  • Chris Schlerf himself was senior writer on Halo 4 at 343 Industries before joining Bioware in November 2014.
  • Joseph Straten left Bungie and joined Microsoft to pen upcoming sci-fi title ReCore as well as help out with Quantum Break, Scalebound and Crackdown 3

All is not lost and it wouldn’t be worth your time feeling concerned over the quality of Mass Effect Andromeda. Remain excited, and look forward to seeing more of it this summer at EA’s E3 press event.

[Source: Twitter]

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