Mass Effect: Andromeda lead writer Chris Schlerf has ceased working for BioWare and jumped ship to work on Bungie’s Destiny instead, according to a post on his Twitter account.
Despite the surprise career change from one triple-A studio to another, Schlerf has nothing but praise for his former employers, stating that working for BioWare amounted to one of the “best experiences” of his professional career and even expressed his confidence over the the quality of the upcoming Andromeda, stating it will “blow people away.”
Despite having seemingly left mid-development of BioWare’s continuation of the sci-fi space opera series, Schlerf said he “couldn’t be prouder” of having the chance to work on the project. One can only wonder why Schlerf decided to depart the company if he was so happy with the game he was working on.
Could the exit be down to BioWare wanting to take Andromeda in a different direction that it is currently? Long-time writer for BioWare David Gaider also left the company recently, as well as senior development director Chris Wynn.
It’s hard to say for sure, but for now, it’s time to look to the future. Schlerf has confirmed that he’s now relocated to Bungie to be their lead writer for massively multiplayer FPS Destiny. It’s no secret that Destiny‘s had several problems with story rewrites and changes during development, so can Schlerf help to remedy the situation?
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Mass Effect: Andromeda, on the other hand, is still scheduled to release at some point this year.