BioWare senior editor Cameron Harris is departing from Mass Effect: Andromeda and the video game industry at large come mid-April.
Harris made the announcement on Twitter with the following series of tweets:
"I've decided to exit the video-game industry to return to Seattle for new opportunities there. I'll be leaving BioWare in mid-April."
"I had a great time at BioWare, working with so many talented, passionate folks. I'm grateful for everything you taught me over the years."
"I wish all the best for my friends and colleagues at BioWare and across the games industry. You are some of the finest people I know."
"And to the fans especially: thank you for all of your enthusiasm and support over the past several years while I did this games thang. <3"
Harris has been working in the video game industry since 2007 where she's been employed by such companies as Microsoft and Nintendo. In that time she's worked on such titles as Mass Effect: Andromeda, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Gears of War 3, Fable: The Journey, Crimson Dragon and more.
If you're curious what a senior editor does exactly, Harris described her position on Linkedin as follows: "I've worked as an editor, producer, and managing editor on several AAA video-game franchises for console, PC, and mobile platforms. I collaborate with writers and designers on narrative content, and I coordinate with voiceover and localisation teams on production pipelines and release management."
For a greater sense of Harris' role, she gave a GDC talk on the matter in 2014, which we've included below:
This isn't the first major departure from BioWare in recent years. Back in 2012 the studio's founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk stepped away from the video game industry to focus on charity work and beer journalism respectively. Earlier this year Mass Effect and Dragon Age writer David Gaider left BioWare to join Beamdog, the developer of the upcoming Baldur's Gate expansion Siege of Dragonspear.
Mass Effect Andromeda is scheduled for launch in Q1 2017.