Halo Writer Leaves Mass Effect Andromeda Team, Joins Bungie

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Mass Effect Andromeda

Having left 343 Industries to join BioWare Montreal back in 2013 to work on Mass Effect: Andromeda, Halo 4 lead writer Christopher Schlerf has switched studios yet again, this time signing on with Destiny developer Bungie.

Don't worry, Schlerf had nothing but good things to say about BioWare in a series of tweets announcing the move:
“Sincerely one of the best experiences of my career-I'm incredibly grateful to have worked w/ such talented & truly wonderful human beings.”
As for Mass Effect: Andromeda, he tells us we’re not ready for what it has to offer:
“Think MEA is really gonna blow people away; couldn't be prouder to be part of it, & excited like a lil kid to play the final when it's out.”
If he was having the time of his life at BioWare, why did he leave then? As it turn out, he was home sick:
“All that said, very happy to be back in Seattle, working with this scrappy little company called Bungie that some of you may have heard of.”
This could only be good news for the future of Destiny: The Taken King, which has been sharply criticised for lacking a good story. Schlerf might be able to work some magic here… His departure from BioWare probably won’t have a big impact on Mass Effect: Andromeda, given that the renowned developer tends to lead with narrative and likely locked the main story elements down before he moved on. Does Schlerf’s move make you less excited for Andromeda? Let us know in the comments below.

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