Anthem Has Lost Its Lead Producer, Ben Irving

He still believes that the game has a "bright future."

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Ben Irving, the lead producer on BioWare's action-RPG Anthem, has announced he's leaving the company after eight years. In a statement on Twitter, Irving said that he has accepted a position with another company and that Anthem still has a "bright future" under current leadership.

In his series of tweets, Irving says BioWare was his "dream place" to work since the first time he played Baldur's Gate. He thanks the Anthem community for being so engaged "through the good times and the tough times," and says they're in good hands with Jesse Anderson and Andrew Johnson. It's unclear, from his statement, who will be filling the lead producer role for future Anthem updates. He also referenced an opportunity at a new developer, but has not specified where.

Irving has been with BioWare since 2011, serving a variety of roles including lead development director for The Old Republic franchise and the lead producer on Star Wars: The Old Republic. Anthem struggled with a rocky launch, and recently launched its anticipated Cataclysm update.

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