Star Wars: The Outdated Republic developer BioWare has recomitted itself to the way forward for its 10-year-old sci-fi MMO, because the venture’s artistic director Charles Boyd – a veteran of the corporate – pronounces his departure.
Boyd had served at BioWare for 16 years, with the bulk spent writing for and taking care of its Outdated Republic group.
“It is at all times unhappy to see somebody you recognize go, however I want Charles all the very best in his subsequent journey,” BioWare boss Gary McKay wrote in a brand new BioWare weblog submit.
“He leaves SWTOR in wonderful arms with an unimaginable group that can carry ahead our imaginative and prescient for the sport. We’re dedicated to SWTOR’s future as we proceed to work on the following Dragon Age and Mass Impact.”
BioWare’s weblog submit doesn’t title a brand new artistic director for the venture, however as an alternative lists a lot of key workers members who will fill positions within the sport’s management group.
This contains Eric Muscow (a 10-year veteran of BioWare) as lead producer, and skilled author Ashley Ruhl as narrative director. Caitlin Sullivan Kelly, who has written for SWTOR for eight years, turns into lead author, in the meantime.
Star Wars: The Outdated Republic’s subsequent replace, 7.1, is because of arrive on 2nd August. It should add each day mission arcs on the planet Manaan, a brand new eight-player Operation and “key revelations about Darth Malgus and the Sith lord whose relics he has been pursuing”.
Additional particulars on what’s subsequent for SWTOR will then be introduced “quickly”, BioWare mentioned.
Dragon Age senior artistic director Matt Goldman left BioWare in November final yr, after serving on the studio since 1998, and taking up the function after the departure of fellow BioWare veteran Mike Laidlaw.
BioWare boss Casey Hudson and Dragon Age veteran Mike Darrah each left the corporate on the finish of 2020, in the meantime, to “make approach for the following technology of studio leaders”.