BioWare Veteran Who Worked On Secret Project Moves To Star Wars Team
A producer who worked on Mass Effect: Andromeda, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Anthem is moving on to another EA studio.
Blair Brown, who most recently served as a producer at BioWare, has left BioWare to join Respawn Entertainment in July where he will contribute to the team's new Star Wars game. In addition to Andromeda and Inquisition, Brown worked on Anthem and "something else" that he didn't name outright. It's not uncommon for studios to work on projects that never see the light of day, so it sounds like the "something else" that Brown worked on is one of those.
It's been an amazingly wild ride but after 6 years, 3.5 games; Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect Andromeda, (something else), and Anthem, I'm leaving @bioware next month.— blair k brown (@BlairBroon) May 15, 2018
Super excited to start at @respawn in July and work on a new @starwars game! Eeeee!!!
Brown leaves BioWare after the launch of Andromeda, which many remarked was not the franchise's highest point. He also leaves amidst the ongoing development of Anthem, for which he served as a producer. That game was recently delayed, and is now due out in 2019.
Respawn, which was founded by Call of Duty veterans, created the Titanfall shooter series which has so far spanned two instalments. In 2017, EA purchased Respawn for hundreds of millions of dollars. All we know about Respawn's Star Wars game is that it is a third-person game that is being directed by God of War III director Stig Asmussen. If EA is to announcement more details on the game soon, that could happen during E3 2018 next month.