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Drew Karpyshyn Joins Other BioWare Veterans at Archetype Entertainment

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Wizards of the Coast continues to build a formidable team at its new Archetype Entertainment studio, bringing celebrated writer Drew Karpyshyn on board. Karpyshyn announced his involvement with the team via a blog post. He will take on the role of lead writer, a position that he previously held on several BioWare titles, including the first Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

While Archetype Entertainment’s debut game remains under wraps for the time being, Karpyshyn remarks upon the high level of creative freedom and passion that the team has:

“When I started at BioWare, everything was fresh and exciting. It was a dream job – talented people working together to create epic games like Baldur’s Gate, KOTOR, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. […] The feel in the studio reminds me of my early days at BioWare; I can feel the magic in the air.”

Karpyshyn joins BioWare veterans James Ohlen and Chad Robertson, who are studio head and vice president/studio general manager, respectively.

What is known about the project is that it will be a story-driven RPG set in a new sci-fi universe. The studio was founded just last year, so its first project may yet be some time away.

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Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.