This is not good news for Mass Effect fans.
Chris Wynn, one of the primary developers behind the upcoming title Mass Effect: Andromeda, announced his intention to leave BioWare, apparently effective immediately. Wynn took to Twitter to announce his decision.
It is with a heavy heart today to say that I am moving on from BioWare and Mass Effect: Andromeda, and returning to the USA.— Chris Wynn (@The1Wynn) December 22, 2015
The Andromeda team is the most talented team that I have ever worked with, truly inspiring to have worked with you each and every day.— Chris Wynn (@The1Wynn) December 22, 2015
I will join the passionate N7 community and will eagerly await the release of Andromeda with equal enthusiasm. Thank you and Happy Holidays!— Chris Wynn (@The1Wynn) December 22, 2015
It's unclear as to what prompted the decision, but make no mistake that this doesn't put BioWare in a great position. The company will obviously recover, but it's never a good sign when one of your primary developers decides it's time to leave a company midway through a huge project.
We'll have more for you on this if it becomes available.