Dragon Age 4 senior creative director has departed BioWare

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Dragon Age 4’s senior creative director has departed developer BioWare.

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As previously reported by Kotaku Tomorrow on November 23, Matt Goldman, who served as senior creative director on the Dragon Age series largely since 2017, has left BioWare. “We have mutually agreed to separate,” said an internal email from Gary McKay, BioWare’s general manager, of Goldman’s departure.

McKay’s email suggests that Goldman’s departure undoubtedly has an impact on the ongoing development of Dragon Age 4, as well as the developers personally. Shortly after receiving the internal email, publisher EA acknowledged Goldman’s departure from BioWare in a statement to Kotaku.

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Goldman actually first joined BioWare in 1998, working as a cast member on Balder’s Gate, Jade Empire and the first few Dragon Age games. After a brief stint at Ensemble, where he worked on Halo Wars 2 until 2017, Goldman returned to BioWare, and has since held a senior role in the Dragon Age franchise.

Dragon Age 4 was first unveiled in late 2018, and we’ve seen little precious from the game since then. There have also been high-profile departures, as Dargon’s Edge executive producer and BioWare general manager departed in late 2020, followed by Goldman now nearly a year later in 2021. Last we heard, a report claimed that Dragon Age 4 was targeting a 2023 release date, and would only come to PC and new-gen consoles, though this has never been confirmed by BioWare.

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