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Drew Karpyshyn about his leaving BioWare: "We became more corporate"


The scenario writer of the first two Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Drew Karpyshyn, spoke about joining Archetype Entertainment and leaving BioWare on his blog.

"I’ve been in the video game industry for twenty years now. When I started at BioWare, everything was fresh and exciting. It was a dream job – talented people working together to create epic games like Baldur’s Gate, KOTOR, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. But as we grew and became more successful, things changed. We became more corporate. We were less able to make what we loved, and the teams were pushed to create games based on market research rather than our creative instincts and passions. My dream job became just a job, and I lost the enthusiasm and excitement I once had", Drew said.

Karpyshyn noted that with the arrival at Archetype (the studio of Wizards of the Coast publishing house) his passion has been rekindled. Feel in the studio reminds him of his early days at BioWare.