Following the departure of two historic faces like Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah , BioWare welcomed Gary McKay as its new interim general manager last December. The work done by the veteran of the gaming industry has evidently proved satisfactory as he has been promoted as the official GM of the Canadian studio .
For McKay this is a homecoming, since he started working in the gaming industry in 1998 right within Electronic Art s: “It was exciting to see the company grow in those years. I spent seven years in EA before going elsewhere. But now we could say that the circle has been closed “ , were his statements.
“I am really grateful for this opportunity,” he added. “When you spend over 20 years in the industry, there are a small handful of studios on your wish list in terms of the teams you would like to work with and BioWare is at the top of my list . This studio is unique , it has an incredible history of in as for successful game creations and universes that fans love so much. For me, success is about rebuilding that reputation and delivering on our promise of quality . “
McKay said his main task will be to expertly balance the studio’s operational decisions with creative ones. As for future projects, the GM has confirmed that Mass Effect Next-Gen and Dragon Age 4 are currently top priority for BioWare . The general objective of the software house will in any case be to restore the reputation that in the past years has distinguished it as one of the most important creative realities of gaming: “We are very focused on publishing the kind of games with which BioWare has built its reputation . PC, console and online RPGs with rich stories, unforgettable characters, and sprawling worlds . “