Star Wars: The Old Republic Writer Drew Karpyshyn to Return to BioWare.
Drew Karpyshyn, author of the Star Wars Legends: Darth Bane trilogy and a writer for the Knights Of The Old Republic games, has now announced that he will return to BioWare. Don’t expect a new project to begin upon his return, though.
Karpyshyn posted the following on his own blog:
Speaking of full circle, here’s the second piece of big news: as of this past week, I am back working at BioWare again! For those who don’t know, I spent over a decade with BioWare working on many award winning and fan-beloved games like Mass Effect 1&2, Knights of the Old Republic and the Star Wars: The Old Republic Online MMO. A few years ago I left BioWare to focus on my Chaos Born novels, but now that the trilogy is finished, I’ve decided to come back into the fold. But for those of you who love my novels, don’t worry – I’ll still be writing more of those, too! Working at BioWare was a challenging but very rewarding job, and it’s good to be back as part of the team. The thing I missed most about BioWare was the amazing people I got to work with, and luckily for me many of them are still there! I suspect a lot of folks are going to wonder if this means BioWare is about to announce a new project tied to my return. The short answer: no. I originally came to the Austin studio many years ago to work on SWTOR and – at least for now – that’s what I’m focusing on again.
So while his return to BioWare might not (immediately) mean much to fans of the new canon and The Force Awakens, it at least would indicate that BioWare’s alternate Star Wars continuity should be in good hands.
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