After working as lead producer on Gears of War 3 and Senior Producer on Gears of War: Judgment, Chris Wynn is set to exit Epic Games and join BioWare as Senior Development Director on the next installment in the Mass Effect series.
Wynn tweeted "Thrilled to announce that I will be joining BioWare as the Sr. Development Director on the next Mass Effect!”
His exit follows the recent trend of senior staff members that have departed Epic, including designer Cliff Bleszinki and producer Rod Fergusson.
Little is known about the sequel to the critically acclaimed Mass Effect 3 with details being kept under wraps however we do know that it will use the Frostbite 3 engine, much like Dragon Age: Inquisition.
According to a report by IGN Frostbite is capable of providing the “Highest standard of immersion in entertainment” by utilizing an “Unmatched level of visual and audio fidelity”. The game engine also has the ability to improve character animations as well as dynamic environments
BioWare Montreal executive producer Casey Hudson revealed in March that work has begun on the third-person shooter and that it will not be a direct sequel to the 2012 hit.
He said: “We are starting to get ready to develop another Mass Effect game, and it's going to be a new thing. We want to be able to give fans an opportunity to get back into the world with these things you've come to know and love about the Mass Effect experience, but start something fresh and new; a new way for you to explore the whole universe in Mass Effect”
The release date of Mass Effect 4 has not yet been announced by Electronic Arts.