David Gaider, the lead writer of Dragon Age series, who also worked on Baldurs Gate II, Neverwinter Nights, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, will stay in game developing industry. The experienced developer joined Beamdog, the team behind enhanced editions of RPG classics - Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale. Earlier this year we learned that Gaider left BioWare after having worked there for 17 years. In an official statement Beamdog wrote:
“We're very pleased to welcome David Gaider to the company as our new creative director. Originally we advertised for the position of senior writer, but when David contacted Trent about the position, we upgraded the role. David is well known for his design and writing work on Baldur’s Gate II, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Dragon Age: Origins. He brings 17 years of experience to our little team and we couldn't be happier to work with him. David will lead the writing team and direct new creative endeavors for the company.”
Beamdog is currently working on Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear - a large expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition. In terms of story, it is going to bridge this game with its sequel, offering over 25 hours of gameplay, new locations and enemies. However, Siege of Dragonspear is now nearly done, hence the “creative endeavors” mentioned in the note must be something else. Having such a creative mind at their helm will the studio attempt to bring us Baldur’s Gate 3?