Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw has left BioWare. In his 14 years at the studio, he worked on multiple RPG franchises, including Mass Effect and Jade Empire.
The developer made the announcement via Twitter:
He hasn’t detailed the reason for his departure, nor what job he’ll be moving on to next. In the above statement, Laidlaw says he plans to spend time “reconnecting with all the amazing games and worlds that [his] peers have created.”
Laidlaw isn’t the only recent departure from BioWare. David Gaider left in early 2016 to join Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition developer Beamdog, after 17 years at the studio. Boss Aaryn Flynn also announced his departure in July.
Neither BioWare nor EA have announced a new Dragon Age, but Laidlaw said in an interview back in June that “something is happening” with the franchise. The series started in 2009 with Dragon Age: Origins. The latest release was 2014’s Inquisition.