As we play a little catch-up this morning, Drew Karpyshyn announced last week that he has officially retired from BioWare. As lead writer, Karpyshyn was a huge part of the successful team that brought you Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and most recently helped out with the newly launched Star Wars: The Old Republic. Of course, many Star Wars fans know him from his novels including the Darth Bane series and Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan. Here's a snippet of Drew's announcement from his site...
"As of last week, I have officially retired from BioWare. (I?ll give all you gamers a second to let that sink in. Just to be clear, the parting was completely amicable, and 100% my 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."
We wish Drew the very best in his future endeavors and are selfishly happy to hear that Star Wars novels are still a part of his agenda. Click here for the full retirement announcement at Drew Karpyshyn's official site.
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