Monday, 23 October, 2017

'Dragon Age' Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare

Above Dragon Age is one of the games that likely helped EA have a great year for digital sales. Image Credit Electronic Arts Above Dragon Age is one of the games that likely helped EA have a great year for digital sales. Image Credit Electronic Arts
Kristine Garrett | 13 October, 2017, 12:04

Laidlaw has worked as a creative director for Dragon Age: Inquisition and as a writer for Mass Effect and Jade Empire.

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

He had a significant run, contributing to everything from Jade Empire to Mass Effect as well as the three main Dragon Age games. He had been hired by BioWare as a guest writer on a Dragon Age project.

It is only appropriate that in his letter to the public that he ends it with a popular Elven endearment from the Dragon Age series, "Ma Serannas", which means "My thanks/thank you".

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. No immediate future plans were laid out beyond "reconnecting with all the awesome games and worlds" video gaming has to offer. Your passion inspires and I look forward to our next adventure together. In 2015, Dragon Age: Inquisition won two NAVGTR Awards, Game of the Year and Game Design, Franchise, and was nominated for Game, Franchise Role Playing.

BioWare has lost many high-profile staff in recent years, while recently seeing the return of Casey Hudson, who jumped to Microsoft, and then back again earlier this year, replacing other BioWare veteran Aaryn Flynn.

We've reached out to BioWare to confirm Laidlaw's departure.

You can grab Dragon Age Inquisition plus all DLC for just $40 on Xbox One, and it's worth every penny.

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