BioWare vet and Dragon Age director Mike Laidlaw is leaving the company

Mike Laidlaw

Mike Laidlaw

BioWare has lost another big source of talent at the studio, this time with Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw departing the studio. So after 14 years of hard work and a sack on his back with a lot of successful titles, Laidlaw has chose to step off the directing for BioWare and go back to what we all want to do at some point, play the game.

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

Seemingly to assuage any fan fears (of which there usually are many), Laidlaw said that he has "every confidence that the world we've created together is in good hands" and said that he was "excited" for what the franchise has in store.

"It's with a mix of emotions that I'm announcing my time with BioWare has ended".

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

Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw has made a decision to part ways with Bioware. In the above statement, Laidlaw says he plans to spend time "reconnecting with all the awesome games and worlds that [his] peers have created". Your passion inspires and I look forward to our next adventures together.