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Anthem, Mass Effect and Dragon Age designer Corey Gaspur has died

BioWare has confirmed the death of a friend and colleague.

Corey Gaspur, a veteran designer with credits on some of BioWare's most beloved games, has died.

The news comes via the BioWare blog and provides no details on Gaspur's death. Judging by the shocked reactions of BioWare staff on social media (which, no, we're not going to embed), it was not expected news, and has left current and former colleagues across all of BioWare's studios reeling.

Previously a member of Turok developer Propaganda Games, Gaspur joined BioWare nine years ago. He contributed to Sonic Chronicles, Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2 gameplay and level designer, and served as as lead combat designer on Mass Effect 3 and its multiplayer; arguably BioWare's most successful attempt at action to date.

Most recently, Gaspur was a lead designer on Anthem, the studio's upcoming science fiction shared-worlds shooter. His contribution to BioWare's games was significant indeed.

"Corey was a talented designer and an even better person. We offer our condolences to Corey’s family and everyone that knew him. We will miss you," BioWare's statement said.

Anthem, Gaspur's final project, is currently slated for release in late 2018. Our thoughts are with Corey's friends, family and colleagues at this time.

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