BioWare has lost Cameron Lee, the lead producer on its upcoming brand new IP.
Cameron Lee, who worked as a producer on Dragon Age: Inquisition, is leaving BioWare. Prior to him leaving, Lee was working as the lead producer on BioWare’s first new IP since Mass Effect. His reasons for leaving the studio are personal and have nothing to do with the game’s development. According to him, the game is still on track and will, ‘change the way people experience BioWare games.’
“Since Inquisition shipped I’ve been the Lead Producer of BioWare’s first new IP since the Mass Effect trilogy and it’s been an amazing experience to work with the other leaders and the entire team. The new IP continues on with its development, shepherded by a leadership group with a vision that I think will change the way people experience BioWare games. Everyone working on the New IP is amazingly talented and their work continues to exceed even the lofty expectations at BioWare.
“Saying goodbye to BioWare and the people who I’ve worked with for years was difficult. BioWare is a studio which prides itself on quality, humility and creativity, a culture which has helped me grow as a leader and developer. I wish every developer on the New IP team the very best and give my heartfelt thanks to everyone in the studio.”
The departure of Lee is sad, but does not mean that the new IP is in any development hell. Well-known industry insider shinobi602 commented on NeoGaf that the game is not in development hell.
BioWare is currently working on Mass Effect: Andromeda and Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne alongside this new IP.