The talented author that created the universe of Mass Effect has returned to BioWare, which is just in time to help pen its fourth entry.

According to Destructoid, Drew Karpyshyn has returned to work at BioWare after a three year hiatus. Karpyshyn is known for writing the first two Mass Effect titles and Jade Empire. He left BioWare in 2012 to work on his set of Chaos Born books and is now returning now that they're finished. Karpyshyn announced this news on his official blog, saying that he'll be working on Star Wars: The Old Republic, which is great and all, but no Mass Effect. 

Karpyshyn's absence from Mass Effect 3 was apparent throughout most of its events. Mass Effect 3's story brought conclusion to plenty of storylines first established by him, but I would've loved to hear how Karpyshyn originally intended to end the Shepard/Reapers story. We can chalk up the controversial and relatively bland ending to Mass Effect 3 to a lack of Karpyshyn on the game's writing staff. Having Karpyshyn working on The Old Republic is cool, but a bit underwhelming consider the MMORPG has declined in popularity. I'd much rather hear that he was writing Mass Effect: Andromeda.

While no release date has been set, Mass Effect: Andromeda, the series' fourth installment, is expected to launch sometime in late 2016. It will feature a new cast of characters, taking place long after the first three games in the distant Andromeda Galaxy. I just hope it features Karpyshyn on the writing team, preferably as lead.

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