‘Dragon Age’ creative director has left BioWare. The hinges on the company’s exit door gotta be tired

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Dragon Age‘s creative director has left BioWare. It feels like just the more recent of a seemingly endless exodus from the company. But, like, don’t despair or something. Casey Hudson has returned to the company, after all.


BioWare’s Mike Laidlaw, the veteran writer, designer and creative director known for his work on Mass Effect and Dragon Age, announced today that he’s leaving the studio after more than a decade with the company.

“It’s with a mix of emotions that I’m announcing my time with BioWare has ended,” Laidlaw said in a statement posted to Twitter. “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.

“In my time at BioWare I have been lucky to work with some of the most talented and hardworking people in the industry. It’s been an honor to be a part of the Dragon Age team, and I have every confidence that the world we’ve created together is in good hands and I’m excited for the road ahead.”

Laidlaw did not explain the reasons for his departure from the studio. He said he plans to spend time “reconnecting with all the amazing games and worlds that my peers have created.”