Starfield lead quest designer Will Shen has left Bethesda to affix One thing Depraved Video games and work on upcoming RPG Wyrdsong.
Very like Pete Hines, whose retirement from the corporate was introduced yesterday afternoon, Shen was a Bethesda veteran, having amassed shut to fifteen years on the studio. Throughout that point, along with Starfield, he labored on quests featured in Skyrim, Fallout 76 and Fallout 4, having singled out his time as lead designer on the latter’s Far Harbor DLC as a profession spotlight.
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“Excited to announce that I've joined One thing Depraved Video games,” Shen wrote in a LinkedIn submit in regards to the transfer, which sees him tackle the brand new position of Lead Content material Designer at SWG, “I will be working alongside an unbelievable group of roleplaying sport builders, and it is wonderful to assume now we have veterans from Bethesda, Obsidian, and Bioware all on one staff.”
He went on to thank “everybody who has supported me and my profession at Bethesda Recreation Studios” and added: “I have been so fortunate to have been part of titles like Fallout 3, Skyrim, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and Starfield. We completed the unattainable collectively, and I'll miss everybody.”
On Twitter, One thing Depraved Video games founder and former Bethesda mission lead Jeff Gardiner expressed his pleasure at including Shen to the staff engaged on Wyrdsong, which was introduced throughout final 12 months’s Gamescom.
SO EXCITED to have the nice Will Shen be part of our staff. https://t.co/AN7GkxGC3V
— Jeff Gardiner 🎮 (@jg93) October 16, 2023
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Whereas not a lot has been revealed in regards to the sport to this point, Gardiner instructed IGN again in 2022 that it’s an open world RPG set in Portugal through the center ages and may have “preternatural, occult (and) historic fantasy” parts.
As you would possibly count on on condition that the studio was solely based final 12 months, Gardiner and the parents already at One thing Depraved Video games have primarily been specializing in progressively attracting extra developer expertise to construct up the group engaged on Wyrdsong, with programmer Sopheaseth Pheng and producer Matthew Stokes being cited amongst its current additions.
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