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Mass Effect producer joins HoloLens team at Microsoft

Mass Effect project leader Casey Hudson has popped up at Microsoft.


One-time Mass Effect executive producer and project director, Hudson has accepted a position as creative director at Microsoft Studios, relocating from his former home in Edmonton to Microsoft's base in Redmond.

Hudson left Bioware in August 2014. We had expected him to turn up somewhere with a VR focus, and he hasn't disappointed us, reporting directly to HoloLens creative director Kudo Tsunoda.

According to Xbox Wire, Hudson will be working with HoloLens, Xbox "and other awesome projects", but he told the site his primary focus will be HoloLens Experiences.

"I am extremely passionate about the potential of this kind of technology," he said.

"The work being done at Microsoft on mixed reality and holographic computing will have a tremendous impact on how all of us interact with technology in the coming years. It’s an honor to be able to join such an incredibly talented team, and to work on something that will fundamentally advance the role computers play in our daily lives."

That said, he'll also be working on Xbox titles and "in driving a creative focus for Xbox and Windows gaming".

"The projects I’ve seen in development so far are amazing, and it’s going to be an awesome experience helping these teams cross the finish line," he added.

Microsoft Studios (formerly Microsoft Game Studios) generally fields a couple of creative directors at once; Peter Molyneux was head of the European branch for several years, and Adam "Deal With It" Orth once held the role, too. Killer Instinct creator Ken Lobb will be one of Hudson's current peers.

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