Matt Goldman, the senior creative director of the Dragon Age series has left BioWare after “mutually [agreeing] to part ways.”
As reported by Kotaku, Matt Goldman has been heavily involved in the development of the upcoming Dragon Age 4. So, this is a project that Goldman hasn’t been able to see through to its conclusion.
Goldman first joined BioWare in 1998 and has worked on leading franchises, not only Dragon Age but also Baldur’s Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire. Oh, and Anthem, but the less said about that the better. In 2017, Goldman also briefly worked at Ensemble, where he helped develop Halo Wars.
“our commitment to a high-quality Dragon Age game has not waivered”
An email announcing the departure of Goldman was sent to BioWare staff by 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.”
At this time, a successor to Matt Goldman hasn’t been announced. Though I doubt it will take Electronic Arts and BioWare too long to make that appointment.
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