Charles Boyd, creative director of Star Wars: The Old Republic, is leaving BioWare after nearly 16 years.
That was recently announced. On GameSpot, you can read the following quote from Boyd: “The Star Wars galaxy has always been a huge part of my life since I was a kid, so getting to play a role in SWTOR’s growth from its initial vision to a colossal release and then an incredible live service for over a decade has been an amazing experience.”
According to Boyd, there are still plenty of “exciting things in the works” surrounding The Old Republic, including new planets and characters. Boyd was hired as a writer for the game in 2006. In 2013 he was promoted to head writer and in 2016 to creative director.
According to Gary Mckay, general manager of Bioware, Boyd is leaving The Old Republic in “excellent hands with an incredible team that will carry forward our vision for the game. We are committed to SWTOR’s future as we continue to work on the next Dragon Age and Mass Effect,”
Boyd spent nearly a decade working on Star Wars: The Old Republic, but he was also part of the crew that helped bring it to reality. According to Wookieepedia, Boyd joined BioWare in 2006 and was a member of the writing team that helped build the framework for the Star Wars massively multiplayer online game.
Even though Star Wars: The Old Republic has been out for more than ten years, the community that has formed around the game is alive. BioWare continues to support Star Wars: The Old Republic and, for the foreseeable future, has no intentions to cease content creation. The next significant update is expected to be released on August 2.