Casey Hudson, former BioWare executive and creative director of Mass Effect, will join Microsoft to serve as creative director for HoloLens, Xbox and "other awesome projects." Hudson will reportedly spend most of his time focused on HoloLens, serving as creative director for the blossoming project.
"I am particularly excited about working on HoloLens," Hudson said in a statement. "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..."
This is a strong effort by Microsoft to bring knowledgeable, passionate people to HoloLens, with the company expecting big things from its augmented reality project. Hudson left BioWare last August, welcoming new challenges, though apparently took some personal time before announcing he was joining Microsoft.