BioWare Officially Names Gary McKay as its Permanent General Manager


BioWare has now formally named Gary McKay as its permanent general manager, following the departure of Casey Hudson last year.

McKay had previously been serving as the interim general manager since Hudson left alongside Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah. Before that, he was the company’s head of development operations, having joined in January 2020.


“We’re laser-focused on releasing the types of games BioWare has built a reputation on,” McKay said in the announcement of his appointment. “High-quality console, PC, and online RPG games with rich stories, unforgettable characters, and vast worlds. We continue to work on the next Dragon Age and Mass Effect — and this is a milestone year being the 10th anniversary with more to come from Star Wars: The Old Republic.”

McKay began his career in games in 1998 at EA, where he worked for seven years culminating in working as a franchise development director on FIFA. He has since held leadership positions at Roadhouse Interactive, Navigator Games, GREE International, Propaganda Games, and co-founded Cage of Monkeys Games.

Meanwhile, former BioWare general manager Hudson has not yet said what his next project will be, beyond his Twitter bio teasing “Currently: Working on something new…”


Following Hudson and Darrah’s departures, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said that the company is “very, very confident” in BioWare’s future. We haven’t yet seen much in the way of detail on its next major projects for Dragon Age and Mass Effect, though we’ve heard reports that Dragon Age 4 will be a single-play RPG with no multiplayer and gotten glimpses at some concept art. It’s possible we see more of both games at the upcoming EA Play Live showcase in July.

Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter with IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.


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