Creative Director of Dragon Age Steps Away From Bioware

'Dragon Age' Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare

Mike Laidlaw Says Farewell To The Dragon Age Franchise, And BioWare, In Heartfelt Letter To Fans

After 14 years at Dragon Age studio BioWare, Mike Laidlaw is leaving.

After 14 years with the company, Laidlaw has made a decision to move on. He was creative director of the Dragon Age series, as well as a writer for Mass Effect and Jade Empire.

Laidlaw has spent over a decade at BioWare and has worked on the Jade Empire, Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises.

"It's with a mix of emotions that I'm announcing my time with BioWare has ended". The former Dragon Age developer goes on to thank players for sharing their feedback, experiences, cosplay, and artistic creations, adding that "your passion inspires me and I look forward to our next adventure together". However, Laidlaw states, "I have every confidence that the world we've created together is in good hands and I'm excited for the road ahead". Dragon Age lead writer David Gaider departed the company early previous year, while Mass Effect: Andromeda's lead writer left BioWare for Bungie.

Laidlaw didn't go into details regarding the reasons for his departure, and said that in the meantime he plans to spend some time 'reconnecting with all the awesome games and worlds that my peers have created.' He'll probably be taking a well-earned break before moving onto his next endeavour.

"There is no planned ending for DA", he told one follower.

"Thus, I could tell you what -could- be in a theoretical game 5, if there were a theoretical game 4 happening". You've made my time "in Thedas" incredible.

Hopefully we'll see a new Dragon Age game in the future.

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