Anthem lead producer Ben Irving has announced his departure from BioWare after eight “amazing” years for another, undisclosed game developer. This isn’t great news for EA’s online multiplayer action role-playing game, which has been struggling to gain (and maintain) its current playerbase.
(1/3) 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.— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) August 15, 2019
Irving’s leave comes just weeks after the debut of Anthem’s massive 1.3 patch, which brought a new game mode called “Cataclysm” and fresh story missions. Gear, weapons, melee attacks, and the way Javelins interact with the environment have also been heavily tweaked.
“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.”