Anthem’s development team, and BioWare as a whole, just got a bit smaller with lead producer Ben Irving leaving for another gaming company.
“After 8 amazing years at BioWare I have made the decision to move on and have accepted an exciting opportunity at another gaming company. Since the first time I played Baldurs Gate many many years ago, BioWare was the dream place I always wanted to work,” he posted on Twitter.
“I will forever be grateful to all the people who gave me the chance to work on great products with amazing people. I believe Anthem has a bright future – there is a great team working on it and I look forward to following its progress (and playing it!) from the sidelines.
“I have really enjoyed interacting with the Anthem community – Streams, Twitter and Reddit. Through the good times and the tough times. You all are in great hands with [EA global lead Jesse Anderson] and [EA / Bioware global community lead Andrew Johnson]. I wish nothing but the best for all of you.”
Irvine’s departure comes shortly after the Cataclysm update for Anthem, a long-awaited patch that adds more content, javelin upgrades and difficulty and loot rebalancing.