Lead Anthem producer Ben Irvine leaves BioWare for another gaming company

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.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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