Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, the co-founders of Bioware, have announced today that they will be leaving the studio. Since 1995, Zeschuk and Muzyka have been the leaders behind the company that became famous for titles like Baldur's Gate, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age.
On his blog, Zeschuk mentions that in his future, he is "going to be spending significant time with family and friends, as well as pursuing some personal passion-driven projects related to craft beer." This also includes plans for a web-based show about beers and the people who make them.
Muzyka, on his blog, says, "I now desire to take on a brand new entrepreneurial challenge. I believe strongly in the power of free enterprise... I’ll also be spending time getting involved with more charities in education, health care, and animal rights... I am also spending more time learning about the work being done to defend human rights and civil liberty across the world."
What started as a small video game company borne from their success in the medical field (along with co-founder Augustine Yip) became one of the biggest names in gaming today. This change signals a new era for Bioware, but this day is also a celebration for what Zeschuk, Muzyka, and Bioware were able to achieve in the last 17 years.