Dragon Age lead Mike Laidlaw has left BioWare after 14 years

Dragon Age lead Mike Laidlaw has left BioWare after 14 years

Longtime BioWare employee Mike Laidlaw has left the company, he announced on Twitter today.

Laidlaw announced his departure from BioWare on Twitter, stating that he's confident the world of Dragon Age is in good hands. Dragon Age lead writer David Gaider departed the company early past year, while Mass Effect: Andromeda's lead writer left BioWare for Bungie.

'In my time at BioWare I have been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented and hardworking people in the industry, ' Laidlaw said.

The creative director announced his departure on Twitter (below), saying that he going to be "reconnecting with all the awesome games and worlds that my peer have created", and he will be sharing these on Twitter and Twitch. Although Laidlaw has been involved in the development of the Mass Effect series, he primarily served as the lead designer of Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, and as creative director of Dragon Age: Inquisition. You've made my time "in Thedas" fantastic. Though BioWare has some of the greatest talent in the entire video game industry, losing one always hurts. Today he said goodbye to a company that he has been with for 14 years, and fans of the awesome worlds that have come from BioWare are "shook".

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.

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