After a long and creative career under the roof of Bioware, Mike Laidlaw has chose to retire from his job as a director/writer for the company and announced it a couple of hours ago through his personal account on Twitter.
BioWare is famed for titles like Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, and of course, the dark RPG series Dragon Age, which put player choice and outcome front and center. In his 14 years at the studio, he worked on multiple RPG franchises, including Mass Effect and Jade Empire. It's been an honor to be part of the Dragon Age team, and I have every confidence that the world we've created together is in good hands and I'm excited for the road ahead.
He doesn't get specific about any future plans, other than a desire to play some "amazing games" that his peers have created over the past few years. "I look forward to sharing those experiences with you all on Twitch and Twitter".
Dragon Age Inquisition on Xbox One is pretty awesome. You've made my time "in Thedas" awesome. Though BioWare has some of the greatest talent in the entire video game industry, losing one always hurts.
Laidlaw was nominated for a 2010 BAFTA Games Award for Best Story in Dragon Age: Origins along with Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk. Laidlaw's most recent position with the company had been Creative Director on the Dragon Age series and had even let loose the news that a Dragon Age project was in the works last month.