Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Dragon Age Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare

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Sherri Watson | 13 October, 2017, 18:22

The creative director of the Dragon Age series, Mike Laidlaw, has announced on Twitter that he will be leaving BioWare after working there for 14 years. Today he said goodbye to a company that he has been with for 14 years, and fans of the wonderful worlds that have come from BioWare are "shook". The developer made the announcement via Twitter, saying it was time for him to move on from the studio. In his 14 years at the studio, he worked on multiple RPG franchises, including Mass Effect and Jade Empire. He had been hired by BioWare as a guest writer on a Dragon Age project. In 2015, Dragon Age: Inquisition won two NAVGTR Awards, Game of the Year and Game Design, Franchise, and was nominated for Game, Franchise Role Playing.

Laidlaw also states that he plans on "reconnecting with all the fantastic games and worlds that my peers have created" in the near future.

"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".

He continued: "But I strongly believe that if you try to hold to a rigid plan that is a decade old by the time you reach the end, you are wasting ops".

Laidlaw was nominated for a 2010 BAFTA Games Award for Best Story in Dragon Age: Origins along with Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk.