The creators of Mass Effect is joining Microsoft’s HoloLens team

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Gaming isn’t the sole focus of HoloLens, it’s not even the primary focus, but Microsoft has still decided to bring in Casey Hudson as Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, which means he’ll be working on big projects like HoloLens and Xbox. For those of you who aren’t aware, Casey Hudson is the guy who created Mass Effect and left  BioWare in August to “take on a new set of challenges.”

Today, we’re proud to announce that Casey Hudson has joined Microsoft in the role of Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, where he’s working on Microsoft HoloLens, Xbox, and other awesome projects. He reports directly to Kudo Tsunoda, CVP of Next Gen Experiences, in this new role and he’s currently busy relocating from Edmonton, Canada to his new home here in Redmond, WA. Over the course of his 15 years at BioWare/EA, Casey has led the development of several of the industry’s biggest and best titles. He has brought a natural leadership style to his role at the helm of teams that have included over 200 developers, providing a vision for the creative, technical, and business aspects of some of gaming’s most important franchises. His role as Project Director placed him in charge of the creative and operational vision for development of franchises such as Mass Effect and Star Wars, while his responsibilities as Executive Producer involved a broader business strategy for expansion to other media. Since 2000, Casey has led teams in the development of major “event titles” that went on to achieve both critical and commercial success, giving him one of the most outstanding track records in the history of AAA game development.

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