Having already been founded by Bioware veterans, Archetype Entertainment continues to reform the Bioware of old under a new banner. Their latest addition is Drew Karpyshin, who said Bioware became too corporate towards the end of his tenure there.
Karpyshin was the lead writer on the first two Mass Effects and senior writer on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, to name but a few, so even if you're not sure you know him - you do.
Ironically, he had already left Bioware once to try and get his narrative mobile app Storyscapea a go, but after that didn't pan out, Karpyshin went back again. His second spell with them didn't last nearly as long though, as he left three years later.
Writing in his blog, Karpyshin said, "Fortunately for me, I have another gig now. I’m proud to announce that I'm the lead writer for Archetype Entertainment! Founded by James Ohlen – the creative genius behind BioWare hits like Baldur's Gate, KOTOR and Dragon Age".
Karpyshin reflected cordially on his time at Bioware, and why wouldn't he - throughout his time there, the studio produced more hits than some studios even have games. Eventually though, he claims the studio became too big for its own good.
"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", he said .
With Bioware's latest efforts being centred around bringing Anthem to the state it was meant to launch in, we're already getting excited over Archetype's first project, even though we know very little other than it . Never mind, we'll take it! Sold to the bearded gentleman in the back!