Microsoft has landed a huge hire in the form of Casey Hudson, who was the Creative Director behind the Mass Effect trilogy for Bioware. He’s been hired to the same position at Microsoft Studios, and will be working on new Xbox titles along with the HoloLens as he explained in an interview with Xbox Wire.
“As Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, my primary focus will be the creative direction of HoloLens Experiences. I am extremely passionate about the potential of this kind of technology, as anyone who’s talked with me over the last couple of years can attest. I feel that the work being done at Microsoft on mixed reality and holographic computing will have a tremendous impact on how all of us interact with technology in the coming years. It’s an honor to be able to join such an incredibly talented team, and to work on something that will fundamentally advance the role computers play in our daily lives.
I will also be working with innovative new Xbox titles, helping them to find success through clear direction and creative vision. I will be involved in driving a creative focus for Xbox and Windows gaming, and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved in that. The projects I’ve seen in development so far are amazing, and it’s going to be an awesome experience helping these teams cross the finish line.”
Interesting, and it’s entirely possible we’ll hear about some of these new titles at E3 this year. I wish him all the best in his new position, and hope he has fun with Microsoft.