'Gears Of War' Producer Joins 'Mass Effect 4' Team

Gears of War producer Chris Wynn announced on Twitter that he has bid farewell to the action-packed franchise to help out with the next installment of Mass Effect.

Wynn served as producer on Gears of War 3 and worked as a senior producer on Gears of War: Judgment. He is the latest Epic Games employee to part ways with the developer.

Chris Wynn decided to spread the word about his departure on Twitter. The producer will now join BioWare to craft the upcoming Mass Effect sequel. Unfortunately for fans, there's not much information about the project currently floating around the internet as of this writing.

According to Gamespot, the next installment of the acclaimed space saga will not be a direct sequel. Instead, Mass Effect will be charging off in a new direction. Where the team is headed remains to be seen. Regardless of what the next adventure entails, it will be powered by the Frostbite engine.

Before he worked on the Gears of War series, Chris Wynn cut his teeth in other areas of the video game industry. Joystiq reports that the producer previously worked on a handful of sports titles for the folks at Electronic Arts. He served as development director for six years at the company.

Wynn isn't the first Epic Games staffer who has jumped ship in recent days. The company previously said goodbye to designer Cliff Bleszinski and producer Rod Fergusson.

It remains to be seen what Wynn's departure means for the popular Gears of War series. Given the franchise's continued success, chances are Epic Games will sally forth with a new producer at the helm.

Are you a fan of the Gears of War games? What do you think about Chris Wynn leaving Epic to help out with BioWare's next Mass Effect sequel?