Former creative director of Bioware’s critically acclaimed Mass Effect series, Casey Hudson, has been announced as the new Creative Director at Microsoft Studios.

Hudson’s main focus with the company will be working on the “HoloLens Experiences” project, Microsoft’s version of virtual reality. His history as a game developer will not be put to waste, however, as Microsoft promised that Hudson will also create “innovative new Xbox titles.”

Hudson professed his excitement about working on the Hololens project, stating “I was fortunate to try an early prototype of HoloLens before it was announced, and I was blown away by the technology and what it was already capable of. Walking on Mars while sipping coffee in an office setting, Skyping with a friend who can draw on the walls of my environment, sculpting an object in 3D modeling software while a hologram of it sits on a table next to me…”

The creative director went on to say that virtual reality technology is where he sees himself in the future, developing everything from hardware to applications to video games.

Hudson left Bioware last August to focus on a “new set of challenges.”

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