Joining the series of recent high-level departures is another BioWare Lead Producer. Only a few days after Ben Irving - Anthem Lead Producer - stepped out, now Fernando Melo has also left the RPG specialist studio, where he has been serving as the next Dragon Age game's Lead Producer.
Melo leaves the company after a 12-year stint, during which he has worked on Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2, as well as Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer portion, before moving to the next Dragon Age project.
The announcement arrived through Melo's personal Twitter account, where he expressed the decision to leave was solely his. In the parting email Melo had sent across BioWare, he shared that "I've been wanting to take some time to disconnect and figure out what I'd like to focus on as a next chapter, and this seemed as 'good' / least disruptive timing as it would likely get."
Regarding Dragon Age, Melo had a few thoughts to share as well, adding that the upcoming title is "well underway to becoming the definitive Dragon Age experience - and I'm incredibly proud and honoured to have played a part in that."