The two co-founders of Bioware, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk has announced they are departing the company they helped build in order to pursue other non-gaming ventures. They both have written blog posts regarding their retirement.
“After nearly two decades in videogames, I’ve decided to move on to pursue an entirely different set of challenges.” said Muzyka. “This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make; after thinking about it for many months, I made the decision to retire from videogames back in early April 2012 – at that time I provided six months’ notice to EA, to help enable a solid transition for my teams at BioWare.”
“I believe strongly in the power of free enterprise to enable sustainable change, so my next ‘chapter’ will likely focus on an entirely new industry, something exciting, different and frankly downright scary – investing in and mentoring new entrepreneurs, and more specifically, the field of social/impact investing. ” said Muzyka regarding his next venture.
Greg Zeschuk will be pursuing his passion for craft beer. “The main project I will be working on is a web-based interview show called The Beer Diaries where I interview notable brewers and showcase their beers.” said Zeschuk.
” If things go well, I’ll work on other beer-related shows, apps and projects. If not, I’ll have drunk a lot of tasty beers and may be back in games or even something else completely different. Ultimately time will tell.” he concluded.
Both will be missed dearly by the gaming community and will be remembered by many for being responsible of some of the most innovative games ever made.
Source: Bioware Blog