'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 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".


When BioWare fans bring up extraordinary, captivating writing, they always go back to the original Mass Effect. Laidlaw was a driving behemoth of that. In his post, he states that even though "it's with a mix of emotions, its time for him to move on". He's worked on games like Jade Empire, Mass Effect, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, and the aforementioned Dragon Age series, and many thought he was helming the all-but-announced fourth game in the main Dragon Age series.

"It's been an honor to be a part of the Dragon Age team", he said in his statement. For now, he says he wants to spend some time "reconnecting with all the unbelievable games and worlds [his] peers have created", and he plans to share those experiences on Twitch and Twitter. Your passion inspires and I look forward to our next adventures 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.


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