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News video games 24 November 2021, 13:09

author: Miriam Moszczynska

Dragon Age Just Lost an Experienced Creative Director

Senior creative director of the Dragon Age series has left BioWare. The board assures that the development of the next installment is not threatened. We don't know yet who will replace Matt Goldman.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  1. Senior creative director of the Dragon Age series, who held this position for 4 years and was associated with the franchise since the first installment, has left Bioware;
  2. According to an official email, the decision to leave was mutual, and the development of the next Dragon Age is not threatened.

Matt Goldman, senior creative director of the Dragon Age series, has left BioWare, where he worked for more than 20 years. In a message sent to the studio's employees by the company's CEO, we read that it was a mutual decision, which in no way will harm the development of the next installment of the Dragon Age series.

"Hi everyone,

I hope you are well. I’m writing to inform you all that Matt Goldman is leaving BioWare. We have mutually agreed to part ways, and his last day is today.

We understand that Matt’s departure has an impact on you, as well as the game’s development. Rest assured our commitment to a high-quality Dragon Age game has not waivered, and we will not ship a game that is not up to BioWare’s standards..

We [BioWare - editor's note], including EA’s executive team, have absolute confidence in the leadership here at the studio and the people working on this game [Dragon Age IV - editor's note] to carry forward our vision," wrote CEO Gary McKay in an email to studio's employees

In addition to sharing the content of the email, Kotaku touched on the subject of Goldman's departure with a person representing Electronic Arts. The representative confirmed the information both about the departre, as well as the unthreatened development of the game (which, by the way, is not coming out anytime soon). As for who will replace Goldman, it has not yet been announced. The man in question also did not refer to this issue.

As we can read on Goldman's LinkedIn profile, he began working at BioWare in 1998. He was involved in such projects as Jade Empire, Baldur's Gate, MDK2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and of course the Dragon Age series, with which he was associated from the very beginning. In 2017, he took the position of senior creative director for the brand.

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