Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Dragon Age 4 Creative Director Leaves BioWare

Matt Goldman, Senior Creative Director of Dragon Age 4, has left BioWare. He has been Senior Creative Director of Dragon Age since 2017.

As reported by KotakuGoldman’s departure from BioWare was announced in a recent staff email written by studio general manager Gary McKay. In the email, McKay explains that the creative director has agreed to leave the developer “mutually” after the two parties. [agreed] Say goodbye ”

“I’m writing to let you know that Matt Goldman is leaving BioWare,” McKay said in an email. “We agreed to say goodbye to each other, and his last day is today.”

“I understand that Matt’s resignation will affect you as well as the development of the game,” continued the email. “Reassuring that our commitment to high quality Dragon Age games has not been abandoned, and we will not ship games that do not meet BioWare standards.”

EA then confirmed to Kotaku that Goldman had left the company. “Matt Goldman is no longer working at BioWare,” the publisher said in a statement. “He puts the next Dragon Age game in great hands, and the team is here in the studio to take over the vision of the game.”

Goldman originally started working in the studio in 1998 and worked as an artist in many BioWare games, including previous entries into the Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age series. After working on Halo Wars at Microsoft’s Ensemble Studios, Goldman returned to BioWare and was appointed Senior Creative Director of Dragon Age 4 in 2017.

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Goldman’s departure from the studio may be up to date, but he’s not the first notable person to leave BioWare in his recent memory. Last December, former executive producer Casey Hudson and Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah broke up with the studio. In February, EA CEO Andrew Wilson was keen to reassure investors that BioWare still has a bright future.

“I think there were some blips from the outside world. [BioWare’s] It’s been a delivery for the past few years, but it’s the result of their deep dive into innovation and creativity, and we’re very confident in their future roadmap, “he said at the time.

Goldman’s replacement in the studio has not yet been confirmed by EA. For more information on Dragon Age 4, check out this article detailing how the series titles (and dragons) ow to random name generators.

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN.You can follow him twitter..