Next Mass Effect recruits ex-Amalur leads

At least two Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning developers have ended up at BioWare as leads on the next Mass Effect, according to their LinkedIn Profiles. Colin Campbell, former lead world designer at Big Huge Games, and Ian Frazier, former lead designer, are listed with the new series lead BioWare Montreal, Kotaku discovered.

Campbell and Frazier give their current positions as lead level designer and lead gameplay designer, respectively. After the painful bankruptcy of Big Huge Games and 38 Studios, they and many others moved on to Epic Games' Impossible Studios to work on Infinity Blade: Dungeons.

Epic Games shut Impossible down just half a year after its creation. With Campbell and Frazier's hiring at BioWare Montreal, it looks like at least some of the beleaguered Big Huge developers have finally found a steady home.

The next Mass Effect will use Battlefield 4's impressive Frostbite 3 engine, and it's still very early in development.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.