Dragon Age creator Mike Laidlaw announces departure from Ubisoft Quebec

January 31, 2020
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Mike Laidlaw, perhaps best known for his work as creative director on BioWare’s Dragon Age series, has announced his departure from Ubisoft, a little over year after joining the company.

Prior to making the move to Ubisoft in 2017 – specifically to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey studio Ubisoft Quebec – Laidlaw had spent 15 years at BioWare, working on some of its most beloved games. Laidlaw helped shape the Dragon Age series for nearly a decade – as lead designer on Dragon Age 1 and as creative director on later instalments in the franchise – and served as lead writer on BioWare’s Jade Empire before that.

All we know about Laidlaw’s time at Ubisoft Quebec is that he was serving as creative director on a new (unspecified) project, one that he described as being “exciting enough to make me move half way across the continent.”

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