Dragon Age 4 Senior Creative Director Matt Goldman has left BioWare. He has been the Senior Creative Director at Dragon Age since 2017.
As reported by Kotaku, Goldman’s departure from BioWare was recently announced in an employee email from Studio General Manager Gary McKay. In the email, McKay explains that the creative director has agreed to leave the developer after the two parties “mutually” [agreed] To part ways. ”
“I am writing to inform you that Matt Goldman is leaving BioWare,” McKay said in the email. “We mutually agreed to split up and his last day is today.”
“We understand that Matt’s departure has an impact on you and the development of the game,” the email said. “Please rest assured that our commitment to high-quality Dragon Age game has continued and we will not deliver a game that does not meet BioWare’s standards.”
EA has since confirmed to Kotaku that Goldman has left the company. “Matt Goldman no longer works at BioWare,” the editor said in a statement. “He leaves the next Dragon Age game in great hands with the team here in the studio that will carry our vision for the game forward.”
Goldman originally began working in the studio in 1998 while artist working on a number of BioWare games, including Baldur’s Gate and previous entries in the Dragon Age franchise. After spending some time with Halo Wars at Microsoft’s Ensemble Studios, Goldman returned to BioWare and was named Senior Creative Director of Dragon Age 4 in 2017.
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While Goldman’s departure from the studio may be the latest, he isn’t the first notable personality to leave BioWare recently. Last December, former general manager Casey Hudson and Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah both left the studio. In February, EA CEO Andrew Wilson wanted to reassure investors that BioWare still had a bright future ahead of it.
“I think there have been some dropouts from the outside world [BioWare’s] Delivery in the last few years but that’s because they go deep into innovation and creativity and we’re very, very confident about their future roadmap, “he said at the time.
Goldman’s replacement in the studio has yet to be confirmed by EA. For more information on Dragon Age 4, see this article, which describes how the series owes its title (and dragons) to a random name generator.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him Twitter.