Dragon Age Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare

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Longtime BioWare veteran Mike Laidlaw, whose credits include Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Jade Empire, has departed the studio according to a Tweet he sent out earlier today.

"It's with a mix of emotions that I'm announcing my time with BioWare has ended". Laidlaw has worked on blockbuster role-playing game series Dragon Age (a fantasy romp) and Mass Effect (a sci-fi franchise).

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.

In my time at BioWare I have been lucky to work with some of the most talented and hardworking people in the industry. In the above statement, Laidlaw says he plans to spend time "reconnecting with all the awesome games and worlds that [his] peers have created". You've made my time "in Thedas" wonderful.

He most recently served as creative director on 2014's Dragon Age: Inquisition, and it's yet unclear what his plans for the future are beyond playing (and streaming) some games. In 2010, he was nominated along with BioWare cofounders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk for a British Academy Video Games Award for Story for Dragon Age: Origins. Hopefully we'll get to see the fourth instalment of Dragon Age sooner, rather than later.

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