Drew Karpyshyn, influential writer on many BioWare projects, has announced his retirement from the company via his blog. Karpyshyn’s first major assignment for BioWare was on Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, released in 2001.
An accomplished novelist, Karpyshyn has authored books set in the Forgotten Realms, Mass Effect, and Star Wars universes. The November 2011 release of Revan is his most recent published work, which reveals the events between Knights of The Old Republic and SWTOR.
Fans of Karpyshyn’s The Old Republic work still have one more unannounced novel to look forward to, after which he will be focusing on writing personal projects.