Former Bioware Boss Casey Hudson Announces New Indie Studio, Feels Like Anti-Bioware & Anti-EA 

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YongYea 20 päivää sitten
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Timothy Anderson
Timothy Anderson 17 päivää sitten
Your merch is ugly.
Chris Valen
Chris Valen 18 päivää sitten
Did you move again?
David Kephart
David Kephart 19 päivää sitten
I wonder if any of these veterans ended back with Atari since they are on a bit of a Comeback trail???!?!?!
GrGamer 19 päivää sitten
There are 2 scenarios in this case: 1st scenario: someone like him get jealous about how much power and how much money corporations like E.A and Bioware get and wants to build a similar corporation or the 2nd to be the opposite of them because he got discuissed with their practices. I hope the 2nd scenario to be the true outcome.
Chandler JC
Chandler JC 19 päivää sitten
Easy to say that, but to actually do it, we will have to wait and see
Burning Flag
Burning Flag 46 minuuttia sitten
Here's my issue. Hudson has also been lead on some of EA/Biowares worst games in recent years. Now maybe that was down to other people in charge. But color me cautious until i play something.
BlaCO 2 päivää sitten
You been in this basement 2long now bro
J S 4 päivää sitten
I hope he makes proper RPGs and MMOs. The thing I hate about indie games is that they're always stupid art projects with no substance.
Vakaria 4 päivää sitten
Casey Hudson and his unbelievably oversized ego RUINED the mass effect series ending, belittled the players and customers who complained about it, scoffed at players who'd wanted Thane to live, insisted that female players weren't prolific enough to need more romance options or more detailed cutscenes, and then laughed at people who voted EA the worst company in America. His ego is only outmatched by his arrogance. Nothing he does is something I'm interested in, except to stay away.
Christian Andersen
Christian Andersen 6 päivää sitten
Uhhhhhh he worked on bg2! … That alone makes him a legend
Lightning Gamer
Lightning Gamer 8 päivää sitten
I’m extremely to see these creative freedoms of this new studio and I worry greatly of the monetization structure of those future games. There has been proven time and time again of incredible games that sell that do not need live service structures of monetization and I’m not a fan of the name it’s kind of lame 😬 Humanoid Studios really that’s the best they came up with, that concerns me. But who knows I’m open minded enough to give them a chance cause as long as a game can tell a compelling story with mechanics that at least come close to that it will be good.
SlowVille 9 päivää sitten
Once the new studio becomes big and successful, people that don't really care about gaming will come in and ruin gaming again.
Hamster 10 päivää sitten
Yeah it feels like blah blah blah but it'll be the same trash as every other studio.
Etherious Raiden
Etherious Raiden 11 päivää sitten
This looks like that whole Mighty No.9 BS all over again.
hatchets 12 päivää sitten
Casey has a bad rap of his own, I am not optimistic, likely wont end anywhere good, but will see
Josh Starks
Josh Starks 14 päivää sitten
Mr. BioWare Magic? Yeah - he’s just like the rest.
Grozny 15 päivää sitten
My man be looking like a 3D render on the preview
Seamoose 565
Seamoose 565 15 päivää sitten
That hot wheels big loop playset was the best when I was a kid
Metrack 15 päivää sitten
He and others probably left, because Bioware turn into its modern Blizzard equal, aka, just, a corporate, soulless,launch it as soon as it can semi run, 'how we can make as much money with less cost as possible'.
omegagilgamesh 15 päivää sitten
One idea that comes to mind about why Casey Hudson is doing this: to be a creator rather than a manager. Large team dynamics and small team dynamics are actually quite a bit more different than a lot of people realize. In a small team, you can shout across the room to ask someone something, no need for a middleman. In a large team, if you need an answer from someone in a different department, often you need to write up something or have someone who knows what you're dealing with go and ask for you in case the guy in the other department needs more context than what's in the initial question. In Hudson's case, being in charge of a small team means being much more involved with the creative process, whereas being the lead in a large team means managing/juggling the various teams, elements and logistics a lot more, which usually results in managing the creators rather than being one of them.
omegagilgamesh 15 päivää sitten
I say this with no ire or impatience, considering that English is your third language: that's not what prolific means.
Cato the Oldest
Cato the Oldest 15 päivää sitten
Hopefully this will bring a breath of fresh air to an industry that smells like an outhouse in summer.
Dynamike Wolf
Dynamike Wolf 16 päivää sitten
This is great news
ThePepperkingXY 16 päivää sitten
Some people might not need an introduction for Casey Hudson, but personally I'm glad for the introduction, cuz' I ain't never heard of him.
Hail2thePrince 16 päivää sitten
Lest we forget that this man, along with Mac Walters, are directly responsible for the travesty that is the ending of Mass Effect 3, one of the worst endings to a story ever made and one of the most egregious failures in story telling, period. He allowed zero input from the rest of the writing team, lied about the A, B, C nature of the ending, and insulted fans that expressed their dissatisfaction, hiding behind the excuse of "artistic integrity". The man is a liar and creatively bankrupt, and I for one have zero confidence in anything with his name attached to it.
Nadz203 16 päivää sitten
Let's be honest for most of us "Anti-Bioware & Anti-EA" is pretty much the best of the best marketing a developer can put out these days. I have no idea what he's working on but based solely on the title of your video in super interested.
Nuclearsimian 16 päivää sitten
Casey Hudson derailed all of Mass Effect's story when Drew Karpyshyn left, and ran Andromeda so fucking poorly, I don't really give a shit that he's part of some "anti EA" thing. Sorry Casey, I didn't care about _you,_ I cared about a game I enjoyed.
Crypt The Creature
Crypt The Creature 16 päivää sitten
Casey Hudson lead the creation of mass effect. The whole damn trillogy. If he leaves a mass effect project (andromeda) that should say something about the game itself. Hell, he didn't just leave mass effect, he left the whole company! And we all know why. EA isn't in it for the creativity, it's in it for the money. Casey left because he didn't want that. He wanted raw creativity, the thing that made mass effect the best trillogy in RPG gaming. If Casey is starting his own studio, I don't think I can be skeptic about it. You're talking about a legend who knows what he wants, and who's more than experienced enough to tackle such a feat. Casey Hudson, sign me up, cuz I believe in you.
Blacksands 16 päivää sitten
Casey Hudson may announce that, and it may feel "Like Anti-Bioware & Anti-EA" - but not even I would bet my entire year's salary that once the damn "new" indie studio is even remotely "successful" that EA, UbiSoft, and ActiVision wouldn't come knocking on their door to buy them and THEN kill them.
Per Nielsen
Per Nielsen 16 päivää sitten
Yeah, fire corporate: they suck...
Craig Young
Craig Young 16 päivää sitten
Seriously? How many times do you intend on swallowing this pill? They always do this and then sell the studio to a big publisher just a few years later. It's literally how they make their money. 🤦‍♂️
Death Mask Productions
Death Mask Productions 16 päivää sitten
The dude who wrote ending of Mass effect 3, u know this right?
Adam Root
Adam Root 17 päivää sitten
I forgot hololens was a thing lol
Jeffccan 17 päivää sitten
The old Bioware died when the Doctors left, and sold to EA. 🙏
Mathew Owens
Mathew Owens 17 päivää sitten
1: never heard of him 2: mass effect was a buggy mess 3:swkotor was BORING as RPGs go. 4: who was he again?
Maximus X
Maximus X 17 päivää sitten
"Casey Hudson needs no introduction" *proceeds to read out his entire biography*
Timothy Anderson
Timothy Anderson 17 päivää sitten
I’m proud a massive gaming franchise like Mass Effect was made in the city I was born and raised in, I’m glad he has the same civic pride as most edmontonians do by creating humanoid studios and keeping it here. I wish him nothing but success.
Shahin 17 päivää sitten
they need to bring back the docters
DivByZero 17 päivää sitten
Love your analysis on most things gaming Yong, but your completely wrong here. Casey is what started Bioware’s fall. Let’s not forget that the first Bioware disappointment was an ending to Mass Effect 3. It should have been a slam dunk, yet it left fans feeling betrayed.
Kingstalk 17 päivää sitten
first see then believe
DominusCypher 17 päivää sitten
Don't hype these people up. Casey Hudson's track record is not exactly clean. He might be sick of EA and Bioware, but he has not done anything to show that he is their opposite. If Humanoid Studios does something worth talking about then good, but actions speak louder than words and this new studio of his has nothing to show for it as of right now.
Charley Edwards
Charley Edwards 17 päivää sitten
JudgmentSigma 17 päivää sitten
I will call this the "Apublishercalypse"
Nick Tailor
Nick Tailor 18 päivää sitten
I wish him the best of luck
PFT Burchell
PFT Burchell 18 päivää sitten
Would live to see a smaller studio, use half the budget, with no anti consumer mechanics, make more money then a AAA game.
MonochromeWench 18 päivää sitten
industry veterans forming indie companies is far from a sure thing given history of others trying to do it and with casey hudson's history with what he did to mass effect 3 i'll wait and see creative freedom only for him not necessarily anyone else,.
John K.
John K. 18 päivää sitten
Same Casey Hudson who pushed Anthem?
PARIS 18 päivää sitten
“Anti-BioWare, Anti-EA” Oh you mean CDPR? Lmfaooooo
周嘉祥Jaysi 18 päivää sitten
Damn, this kind of scenario isn't a new thing in the gaming industry. The cycle continues
March Waltz
March Waltz 18 päivää sitten
Casey was the fellow who OK 'd the ME3 ending. So... yeah
iulix max
iulix max 18 päivää sitten
Yes and he's the guy who destroyed Mass effect Andromeda 😐 and he said single player games are Dead 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
Dragon Hitman
Dragon Hitman 18 päivää sitten
How much money do we have to give him to buy mass effect and dragon age licences. No longer trust bioware.
R McCall
R McCall 18 päivää sitten
Are we still considering Casey Hudson a 'good guy' in the industry? Are we forgetting that he led the final 8-9 months of Anthem's development and rollout and therefore was an active participant in the falsehoods perpetuated about the game? Definitely take a wait and see approach on this one. I'm honestly a bit disappointed in the seemingly free pass Yong gives him here.
Nobody Important
Nobody Important 18 päivää sitten
I’ll be interested to see who they choose as a publisher.
Commander Shepard
Commander Shepard 18 päivää sitten
I heard that the reason he left bioware is that they are going to retcon his me3 endings so he took his ball and went home
Frika Frikov
Frika Frikov 18 päivää sitten
Don't worry if he succeeds and becomes big he will become the very thing he hates.
Grzegorz Marzec
Grzegorz Marzec 18 päivää sitten
Nah, we throw values on the landing pages and then shit all over them. Show me the games.
Sivart B
Sivart B 18 päivää sitten
I'll wait for the game reviews.
Shawn Meira
Shawn Meira 18 päivää sitten
I wish he could have taken the Mass Effect IP with him... :/
Nathan DTS
Nathan DTS 18 päivää sitten
Hudson the guy responsible for ruining Mass Effect.
The.Maister 18 päivää sitten
Lol your gonna hype this like you did with CDPR... This will be jus like rest, overpriced unfinished shit most likely. Don't be Hyping shit without looking at a finished released product.
XenoBlade X-3
XenoBlade X-3 18 päivää sitten
I hear so many shit on ME3s ending yet no one ever comes up with a better one
SomsoKca 18 päivää sitten
2:50 yeah, when he created bioware wasn't it the same idea? after some years he sell it, now he create new studio, after 1 game, few years later it would be come 2nd bioware again.
Kaose T
Kaose T 18 päivää sitten
Ah yes...the change begins. Let's see how they fuck it up
DarthPhantomius 18 päivää sitten
This is the Market correcting itself..
GammaOmegon 18 päivää sitten
If more studios form like this then I recommend the name Mechanic Surprise. Ten years later hopefully nobody will guess the meaning behind it.
Clariño D. Marc
Clariño D. Marc 18 päivää sitten
The last time something like this happened, we got "The Outer Worlds". Hopefully, we get something similar.
MJ1284 18 päivää sitten
Wait, they're hiring people? Hell, I'll apply for the Overpaid CEO. Easy money here I come!
AJR 9946
AJR 9946 18 päivää sitten
Hopefully they don't develop one game and then get bought by EA or another corporation
Roderic Kingfield
Roderic Kingfield 18 päivää sitten
This absolutely convinces me that a AAA crash is on the way. With all the corporate BS going on, as well as projects like the live service Assassin's Creed platform and all the microtransactions being shoved down our throats I think we'll see more stories like this in the future. As ever more gamers gets sick of all the anti-consumerism in the AAA industry they'll turn to indies and the more corporate AAA games are going to stop making money.
onedeadcat 18 päivää sitten
Casey Hudson is garbage as far as overseeing game development is concerned. ME3 endings, Anthem, Andromedurrr. Bugger off.
Perian 18 päivää sitten
"Casey Hudson is a man who needs no introduction" Proceeds to provide detailed introduction
Jorendo 18 päivää sitten
Bioware is just like Blizzard, a name that once meant something but now means crap. These companies were giants in the good old golden age of gaming, before gaming became mainstream. Now they are names that used to mean something great but the people working there don't live up to the once so great name. Their leadership being piss poor and doing a disservice to the name as well. In Blizzards case there is a huge massive ego ammong the developers too who didn't even work on the classics but think they are deserving of the credits for those games and thus act like assholes to the fans. In Biowares case they suffered the EA curse, they got bought and bam every studio EA had was named Bioware, thus the real Bioware didn't excist anymore and to many crappy games due to rushed for time came out. Shame what happened to them all.
Lady Dimitrescu's Chair
Lady Dimitrescu's Chair 18 päivää sitten
*devs leaving big publishers* "See ya chump"
Duane Locsin
Duane Locsin 18 päivää sitten
This is why I encourage studios to remain independent and not sell their souls to the corporate devil. +Keep control and own the IP/Work +keep a direct relation with gamers/consumers - no external corporate shareholders and corp execs to get in between that +majority of earnings and profits go to studio staff
L_S 18 päivää sitten
I really hope with these vet indie devs that they genuinely look after their staff, which from the outside seems to be the case, which is promising. Crunch, bullying and sexual abuse should absolutely not be tolerated for the sake of making a game. A lot of indie games are absolutely fantastic, and I'll look forward to seeing what comes next! Hope this isn't a case of 'we're nice guys' like CDPR and others...
warp00009 18 päivää sitten
Hopefully his new studio can buy the rights to Mass Effect from EA/BioWare, so we can get some better games to continue the franchise. Under EA's thumb, who's left at BioWare that can deliver the type of excellence we'd all like to see today? Good luck and godspeed Casey!
FallenStar 18 päivää sitten
I'll never forgive him for what he did to the ending of Mass Effect 3
StarTheFury 18 päivää sitten
now this could bring a healthy amount of pride and accomplishment
Blu Solars
Blu Solars 18 päivää sitten
EA stinky now.
Juice The Drip
Juice The Drip 18 päivää sitten
Before you mentioned an independent IP hearing Casey and then Drew left too I thought maybe they were working on a new SW game together like a Darth Bane title since Drew wrote the trilogy which was just 👨‍🍳👌
Corion2121 19 päivää sitten
Prepare yourselves for a bunch of trashy incomplete games. 👎🏿🗑
Brentius Maximus
Brentius Maximus 19 päivää sitten
Yeah yeah I'll believe it when I see it
Judd Verddun
Judd Verddun 19 päivää sitten
Woah is that circle thing behind you a “next gen hoola-hoop”?😮
OoXLR8oO 19 päivää sitten
Oh boy, here he goes again, hyping up another studio. Did you not learn your lesson from CDPR?
MeDaFaded 19 päivää sitten
If all these veteran come together under humanoid, I wonder what new baby they will create! Maybe something in the middle that of dragon age, and mass effect! 🙏🏾
tyraelpl 19 päivää sitten
"Mr xxx need no introduction" *proceeds to doing the introduction*
Félix A.G
Félix A.G 19 päivää sitten
I hope so, we will follow this studio with interest.
Eternal Noob970
Eternal Noob970 19 päivää sitten
Didn't you do a segment about some former BW guys ending up at Wizards of the Coast, about a year ago? Just wondering since Dark Alliance turned out the way it did. IMO, so what? The way the industry is going/ has been going is it going to matter? Account for the time to get a place, get it provided for ( equipment) and staffed.. plus the number of years it will take to get a product out.. It has more potential to be meaningless in the long run, and has the most potential for hype right now. Everything is broken, because all the nonsense across all consumer markets is running rampant, with no opposition. Good luck trying to do anything significant, years later. Not worth the attention or conversation anymore.
Al Run
Al Run 19 päivää sitten
I'll wait till I see what comes from that. Usually someone constantly moving companies without completing projects isn't a good look.
Bara Nugraha
Bara Nugraha 19 päivää sitten
The thumbnail give me feeling that im gonna get Rick Rolled
Jevon Grant
Jevon Grant 19 päivää sitten
AAA games have been churn and burn for a long time now. I'm super excited for all of these hopefully AAA indie studios.
Bane 19 päivää sitten
A lot of these types of studios are being formed, just look at whats happening at blizzard Of course just cuz they have talented people doesent mean great games cuz theres the question of $$$
Juju 19 päivää sitten
Too bad he ruined ME and helped usher in Anthem 😆
AZIF IsJirehn
AZIF IsJirehn 19 päivää sitten
To be fair most of the bad development was because of in house leadership not EA. If we're going off the reports
kira64 19 päivää sitten
I love this new wave of former Evil Company employees making their own companies to basically give their old hunting grounds the finger for all their recent bullshit. Still, we must be cautious. Just wait and see how this turns out.
Shiki Orochinagi
Shiki Orochinagi 19 päivää sitten
Lol no, most indies former "X" employers are mostly average or bad games
Nahan_Boker 19 päivää sitten
Maybe if thwae indies rises to challenge the mega corp like EA, Acti, Ubi, Beth and CDPR. Maybe one of them can dethrone them but become another evil lol..
Nahan_Boker 19 päivää sitten
Just remembered Casey Hudson is the one making ME series died. So this one should be avoided
Jose Jimenez
Jose Jimenez 19 päivää sitten
Like the ghoulish Husks in Mass Effect. The once living, breathing entity named BioWare has had its soul completely gutted out into a vaguely recognizable shell by the Reapers.....sorry, EA. Casey was among the few survivors who escaped the colony alive and sets out to seek a new, brighter future for his untethered imagination to take root. God speed, Commander Hudson. God speed...
Charlie Lee
Charlie Lee 19 päivää sitten
i have a question whatever happened to archetype entertainment and why casey hudson didn't john with Archetype entertainment? Why I asked is because a lot of ex BioWare employees work for archetype entertainment now did archetype closed down for good before it even opened?
Canton Old
Canton Old 19 päivää sitten
We shall see how many obsidian devs come over. No, there is no wait and see; bioware is long dead.
Sinn0100 19 päivää sitten
Anti-EA and anti-Bioware you say? That is a message I believe we can all get behind. Casey Hudson was one of the original minds behind the Mass Effect series and is a visionary in the gaming industry. EA has basically stood on his massive shoulders stealing his ideas while claiming it as their own. I say, tear them to shreds Mr. Hudson I'm behind you 100%. On a side note- This small event in the gaming industry could cause a ripple effect that just might turn things around. Stay with me here, what if his new indy game makes it big? Will he continue to build his new developer house or is he only interested in staying small? This thing has the potential to become a full fledged 3rd party developer that produces AAA games. He's going straight at EA but does he really want to drop the giant? I don't know...I can see him picking up someone like Amy Henning (she herself would be great) on his way too the top decimating everyone in his path.
Nic Bahtin
Nic Bahtin 19 päivää sitten
Well this is great
elfdrow 19 päivää sitten
Executive Producer = person that takes credit for a project, while pitching in ideas from time to time. I think Casey Hudson is the d*mbass that actually was pushing that bioware magic cr*p that led to the decline of bioware. it happened under his "leadership". I expect something interesting from Mike Laidaw. but I think Hudson just jumped ship after ramming it into an iceberg.
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