The co-founders of BioWare are done with the industry.
Both Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka are leaving the company to pursue new ventures.
For Muzyka, he intends to try entrepreneurship.
“I believe strongly in the power of free enterprise to enable sustainable change, so my next ‘chapter’ will likely focus on an entirely new industry, something exciting, different and frankly downright scary – investing in and mentoring new entrepreneurs, and more specifically, the field of social/impact investing,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Zeschuk said he may try brewing craft beer, and said his passion in the games industry is fading.
“After nearly twenty years working at BioWare I’ve decided it’s time to move on and pursue something new. This decision isn’t without significant pain and regret, but it’s also something I know I need to do, for myself and my family. I’ve reached an unexpected point in my life where I no longer have the passion that I once did for the company, for the games, and for the challenge of creation,” he wrote.
In addition, several figures in the games industry gave some comments about the duos departure on GamesIndustry.biz. You can see a few of the responses below.
“What an enormous loss Greg and Ray’s retirement is. They have truly been an inspiration to us all. I have played all their games and have even borrowed a few of their ideas. I know Ray is a keen poker player and was once taken out by him is a heated game. I wish them both all the best in the retirement,” Peter Molyneux said.
“Ray and Greg’s engaging, genre-defining games inspired me to join the industry. The culture at BioWare has been such a huge inspiration to Epic and other game developers. I’m sure that BioWare will continue to lead the industry, and operate with the values that Ray and Greg established, for many years to come,” Mike Capps, Epic Games president, said.
We wish both of them the best of luck in their new jobs.