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Former Bioware Writer Drew Karpyshyn Joins Archetype Entertainment As Lead Writer
Drew Karpashyn, former writer at Bioware, has joined Archetype Entertainment as lead writer. Archetype is a new developer founded by ex-Bioware veterans, and a company under Wizards Of The Coast.
Karpashyn has been on the writing credits of various Bioware titles which include Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic, Baldur’s Gate and the Mass Effect series. He joined the company in 2000, left in 2012, returned back to Bioware in 2015 and left again in 2018.
He announced the news on his blog, expressing excitement on the new role.
“I’ve been in the video game industry for twenty years now. When I started at BioWare, everything was fresh and exciting,” he wrote.
“It was a dream job – talented people working together to create epic games like Baldur’s Gate, KOTOR, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. But as we grew and became more successful, things changed.
“We became more corporate. We were less able to make what we loved, and the teams were pushed to create games based on market research rather than our creative instincts and passions. My dream job became just a job, and I lost the enthusiasm and excitement I once had.
“But with Archetype, my passion has been rekindled.”
Archetype is currently working on a new unannounced sci-fi IP.