Formerwriter Drew Karpyshyn has returned to Bioware to take up story duties on Star Wars: The Old Republic. Having just finished his own book trilogy, , it's a natural time for Drew Karpyshyn to return to the company where he made his name.
"Working at BioWare was a challenging but very rewarding job," he writes, "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."
During his time at the Canadian studio, Karpyshyn worked on several high-profile titles, including Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, Knights of the Old Republic and of course Star Wars: The Old Republic, which is currently undergoing a bit of a makeover with a focus on singleplayer content.
The Old Republic's next big expansion is October's, an episodic story arc that aims to capture some of that classic feel. Expect Karpyshyn to be heavily involved in its development.