'Dragon Age' director Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare after 14 years

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Mike Laidlaw has been paramount to works such as the Mass Effect trilogy, the Dragon Age franchise, and the infamous Jade Empire title. Just like that folks, the golden age of modern BioWare loses a creative force. He's worked on games like Jade Empire, Mass Effect, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, and the aforementioned Dragon Age series, and many thought he was helming the all-but-announced fourth game in the main Dragon Age series.

Bioware's former now director Mike Laidlaw didn't give explanations as to why he left the company, he said though that he will continue his connection with the industry through Twitch as a streamer. It's been an honor to be part of the Dragon Age team, and I have every confidence that the world we've created together is in good hands and I'm excited for the road ahead.

The creative director announced his departure on Twitter (below), saying that he going to be "reconnecting with all the unbelievable games and worlds that my peer have created", and he will be sharing these on Twitter and Twitch.

To anyone who's taken the time to share feedback and experiences, your wonderful cosplays and artistic creations: thank you. He also worked on the Mass Effect series, but his legacy at the studio is firmly tied to the Dragon Age franchise, for which he was originally the lead designer before becoming the senior creative director.

A new game (presumably, though not necessarily Dragon Age 4) was heavily alluded to by Alexis Kennedy (writer on Sunless Sea) earlier this year.

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