Corey Gaspur, a designer at BioWare whose credits included Mass Effect 2 and 3, Dragon Age: Origins and the upcoming Anthem, has died. The studio announced the loss in a blog post on its website earlier today.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Corey Gaspur,” the BioWare team wrote.
Gaspur signed on as a designer at BioWare’s Edmonton location in March 2007. His first accredited project was Nintendo DS role-playing game Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, a collaboration between BioWare and Sega.
He went on to garner acclaim for his work on the Mass Effect series, whose later entries he played a major part in designing combat for. After recently consulting on games like Star Wars Battlefront and Mass Effect: Andromeda, Gaspur moved up to lead designer. His first project under that title was Anthem, which is slated for a 2018 launch.
“Corey was a talented designer and an even better person,” the post states. “We offer our condolences to Corey’s family and everyone that knew him.”