Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw exits BioWare

Yolanda Curtis
October 14, 2017

Laidlaw has been at Bioware for more than 14 years, and has played a role in a number of the studio's most-loved properties, including Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age. So after 14 years of hard work and a sack on his back with a lot of successful titles, Laidlaw has chose to step off the directing for BioWare and go back to what we all want to do at some point, play the game.

Mike Laidlaw, the creative director behind BioWare's hit RPG series, Dragon Age, has departed from the studio following a 14 year stint.

Here's the official reason why, BioWare fans ... straight from Mike Laidlaw's Twitter:"It's with a mix of emotions that I'm announcing my time with BioWare has ended".

To everyone who's taken the time to share feedback and experiences, your fantastic cosplays and artistic creations: thank you.

Laidlaw doesn't elaborate on exactly why he has chose to leave BioWare after all this time, but it isn't thought to be a result of Mass Effect Andromeda's problems and poor performance.

As for his immediate plans, the Dragon Age creative director said he wants to reconnect with some incredible games.

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

Laidlaw then goes on to say how much he has enjoyed being part of the Dragon Age team and thanking all the fans for their continued support. That title, which would be the fourth game in the franchise, has yet to be officially announced by BioWare and publisher EA.

The next Dragon Age game may have just suffered a big blow, but we know the franchise as a whole certainly has.

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