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Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw exits BioWare

Mike Laidlaw, the creative director behind BioWare's hit RPG series, Dragon Age, has departed from the studio following a 14 year stint. The developer made the announcement via Twitter, saying it was time for him to move on from the studio.

In his statement, Laidlaw wrote that "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's statement in full can be seen below.

In addition to being heavily involved in the Dragon Age series, Laidlaw had also worked on Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and other BioWare titles over the years. Laidlaw's departure comes just three months after BioWare's general manager Aaryn Flynn left the company, with the position being filled by former Mass Effect director Casey Hudson.

It's unknown whether the studio is working on a new Dragon Age at this point, or if the recently unveiled new RPG, Anthem, will be the sole focus of BioWare for now. However, with Laidlaw saying that the Dragon Age world is in "good hands," a sequel may already be in development.

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