Dragon Ages Senior Creative Director Has Left BioWare

Dragon Age's Senior Creative Director Has Left BioWare

Matt Lorrigan

Dragon Age senior creative director Matthew Goldman has left developer BioWare, according to a report from Kotaku.

Goldman served as art director on Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, and was the principle visual director on Dragon Age: Inquisition. Since then, he has been the senior creative director for Dragon Age as a series, including Dragon Age 4, it seems, according to the internal BioWare email announcing his departure.

“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,” says the email from BioWare general manager Gary McKay.

“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.”

Dragon Age 4 has had a somewhat tumultuous development so far, with the game reportedly created with a heavy multiplayer component planned, which has since been cancelled in the interest of making a more traditionally single-player RPG. Our last Dragon Age 4 teaser showed us a glimpse of the villainous Solas, and the game will apparently be exclusive to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC, leaving last-gen consoles behind.

  • I'd say of course it has to leave last gen behind, cause it won't be out till 2023 at the earliest. This game seems to be in some rough waters, I sure hope it can actually get released & not be a garbage fire.
  • This has "Anthem outcome" written all over it. The game is six years in the making, and will be eight should it release in 2023. Plus, there's the departures of key staff members during the creation process, and then there's the game developing overhauls and re-dos. All situations that occurred with Anthem.
  • They say they will not ship a game that is not up to BioWare's standards, but after Anthem, it's pretty clear they have no standards. Sorry, but once bitten twice shy. The fact they initially focused heavily on Multiplayer is enough of a red flag for me, so it's an easy pass. BioWare is a joke.
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