BioWare’s Casey Hudson tells staff that solving studio’s problems is “top priority”

April 4, 2019
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Following a damning report on BioWare’s company culture earlier this week, studio general manager Casey Hudson has written to all staff acknowledging the problems outlined in the article, promising that “it’s our top priority to continue working to solve them”.

According to the initial report by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, many BioWare staff members suffered brutal crunch while working on Anthem and Mass Effect: Andromeda – a punishing schedule that lead to frequent ‘stress casualties’ at the studio, according to numerous sources.

BioWare quickly released an official response on its blog in which it accused the Kotaku piece of “attempting to bring [specific team members] down as individuals”. And while it briefly touched on the concerns outlined in the article, saying “We hear the criticisms that were raised by people”, it insisted that crunch “was not a major topic of feedback in our internal postmortems.”

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