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Writer Drew Karpyshyn Leaving BioWare, Video Game Business Behind

Published by under community news on Feb. 16. 2012.

BioWare fans were hit with some sad news today when Drew Karpyshyn announced on his blog that he will no longer be working with BioWare, or on any video games for that matter. Karpyshyn is well known for his work on Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, as well as several novels linked to those games.


Drew had this to say about his decision.


For the past twelve years I’ve had the privilege to work at one of the best companies in the video game industry, side by side with the most talented and incredible group of people I’ve ever had the good fortune to know. I’ve enjoyed my time at BioWare immensely, but it’s time for me to move on.

I’m leaving to focus more time and energy on my novels and other non-video game related projects. But even though I’ll no longer be working on games for BioWare, I’m not going to be severing all ties with them. Many of my closest friends still work at the company, and I’m also in the process of writing the next Star Wars: The Old Republic novel, though I can’t say too much about it yet……

Even if you are someone who is going to miss my contributions to the video game world, I hope you’ll be somewhat mollified by the fact that I’m going to have more time for novels, screenplays and other projects. I’ll always have fond memories of BioWare, and a great appreciation for everything it meant to me. But my future is wide open, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store.



Drew is one of the nicest, most laid back writers in the business who always made time to talk with his fans. Luckily we will have one more gem from him in the form of a new Old Republic novel before he rides off into the sunset. While it is truly sad to see Drew leaving BioWare we here at SWTOR-Life wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Writer Drew Karpyshyn Leaving BioWare, Video Game Business Behind”

  1. Krljavidzoon 16 Feb 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Good riddance tbh

  2. The Adjective Nounon 17 Feb 2012 at 8:52 pm

    THERE IS A GOD. Hopefully he’ll go work for SOE or something.

  3. Davidon 18 Feb 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Not sure why the only two comments are so negative and disrespectful, though I suppose that’s a side effect of the anonymity of the internet. People say type things they wouldnt normally say in public because there are no repercussions. But moving on, sad to see him go as I always enjoyed the creativity he brought to his work with Bioware.