Mass Effect Trilogy Director Joins Xbox to Work on HoloLens
Casey Hudson, the project director of the Mass Effect trilogy, is going to be working with Kudo Tsunoda in developing the HoloLens and other Xbox projects.
GameSpot reports that former BioWare vet Casey Hudson will be joining Microsoft to be a creative director in developing the HoloLens and other Xbox projects. BioWare fans should recognize Hudson as being the director of the Mass Effect series and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Hudson's new gig means that he'll be moving from Edmonton, Canada to Redmond, WA, which is where Microsoft HQ is located.
"As Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, my primary focus will be the creative direction of HoloLens Experiences," Hudson said. "I was fortunate to try an early prototype of HoloLens before it was announced, and I was blown away by the technology and what it was already capable of. Walking on Mars while sipping coffee in an office setting, Skyping with a friend who can draw on the walls of my environment, sculpting an object in 3D modeling software while a hologram of it sits on a table next to me... These first experiences cemented my belief that holographic computing was where I needed to be."
Last summer, we reported that Hudson announced his departure from BioWare after 16 years of quality work at the studio. We should also note that Hudson revealed there is a new IP in the works at BioWare as well.
"There’s no end to the potential of this technology, and I look forward to being able to influence the full-spectrum experience on HoloLens, from hardware to OS, to applications and games," Hudson added.
Microsoft's upcoming HoloLens is an augmented reality visor that provides holograms you can interact with throughout the room you are in. Unlike upcoming virtual reality headsets like Sony's Project Morpheus or the Oculus Rift, the HoloLens integrates with the environment around you. Unfortunately, there is still no launch window revealed yet for the HoloLens.
"We are integrating holograms into the world around you — transforming the ways you create, connect, and explore. We hope holographic experiences on Windows 10 will help drive continued innovation in this category."