'Dragon Age' Creative Director Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare

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Today he said goodbye to a company that he has been with for 14 years, and fans of the fantastic worlds that have come from BioWare are "shook". Laidlaw has been with the company for 14 years, working on huge BioWare games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age.

Laidlaw first joined BioWare as the lead story developer and writer for Jade Empire, an action role-playing game that launched in 2005.

Laidlaw says that he's been lucky to work with so many talented and hardworking people, and that he looks forward to seeing where the studio takes the Dragon Age universe in the future.

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While the departure of Laidlaw will be a shock to fans of the fantasy RPG, it doesn't seem that this will affect the series going forward.Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah seemed to confirm as much in a tweeted response to Laidlaw's statement. Just like that folks, the golden age of modern BioWare loses a creative force.

He doesn't get specific about any future plans, other than a desire to play some "amazing games" that his peers have created over the past few years. Laidlaw also has a Twitch account, which he references in his goodbye message, so it looks like he will spend time streaming and connecting with fans. 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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