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RSS FeedsMass Effect, Dragon Age Veteran Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare After 14 Years
(GameSpot Wii News)


13 october 2017 00:41:38

Mass Effect, Dragon Age Veteran Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare After 14 Years
(GameSpot Wii News)

Mike Laidlaw, a BioWare veteran who worked on Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and most recently served as the creative director for the Dragon Age franchise, has left the company. Laidlaw had been with BioWare for the past 14 years.In a statement posted on Twitter, Laidlaw said, `It`s with a mix of emotions that I`m announcing my time with BioWare has ended. After 14 years and a chance to work on Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and all things Dragon Age, it`s time for me to move on.`Regarding Dragon Age specifically, Laidlaw said he has `every confidence that the world we`ve created together is in good hands and I`m excited for the road ahead.`Laidlaw did not give any specifics about what`s next for him, apart from saying he `plan[s] to spend [his] time reconnecting with all the amazing games and worlds that my peers have created.` Laidlaw added that he plans to stream himself playing games on Twitch and connect with fans on Twitter.`To everyone who`s taken the time to share feedback and experiences, your amazing cosplays and artistic creations: thank you. You`ve made my time `in Thedas` amazing. Your passion inpisres and I look forward to our next adventure together.`It is not immediately clear if Laidlaw`s departure from BioWare was by his own choosing. We`re following up with BioWare studio owner EA in an attempt to learn more.In June this year, Laidlaw confirmed that `something is happening` with the Dragon Age franchise, though he stopped short of making any kind of announcement. At the time, he also teased that BioWare is working on secret projects he couldn`t talk about.The most recent mainline Dragon Age game was 2014`s Dragon Age: Inquisition, which won multiple Game of the Year awards. Given the stature of that franchise, and the fact that it held the record for the `most successful launch in BioWare history` at the time, it would be surprising if EA didn`t make some kind of sequel.Mike Laidlaw Bio: Laidlaw joined BioWare in February 2003 as a lead story developer ...
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