Per Kotaku, Mike Goldman, the creative director working on Dragon Age 4, has left the company after more than 20 years with BioWare.
The departure was confirmed via an internal email sent out by the studio’s general manager Gary McKay.
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, including EA’s executive team, have absolute confidence in the leadership here at the studio and the people working on this game to carry forward our vision.
In a separate email, an EA representative confirmed the departure: “Matt Goldman is no longer working at BioWare. He leaves the next Dragon Age game in excellent hands, with the team here at the studio who will carry forward our vision for the game.”
Dragon Age 4hasn’t had the smoothest development history. Multiple people working on the project have left and most recently, BioWare said the development was “on schedule” for 2023.
“We’re still in early production but we thought it was time to give you the very first look at how BioWare’s passionate team of developers are crafting this very special game,” EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said.