David Gaider has announced that he will leave his position at BioWare after 17 years.
David posted on twitter “I must sadly announce that, after 17 years, today is my last day at BioWare, I’ll miss my team, and wish everyone here the best.”
Some news: I must sadly announce that, after 17 years, today is my last day at BioWare. I'll miss my team, and wish everyone here the best.
— David Gaider (@davidgaider) January 22, 2016
Gaider did not mention any reasons for leaving the company, and received well wished for the future from colleagues and fans. Gaider will probably be remembered for his lead role in creating the original Dragon Age world for BioWare, as well as many of the stories, including spin-off novels within the series.
Only last year, Gaider announced he was leaving the Dragon Age team, and moving on to another “new, upcoming BioWare project.”
Maybe he intended to only lay the foundations for the upcoming project; either way, Gaider believes that 17 years is enough at BioWare. Maybe he is moving to another developer, or possibly he wants out of games for good. He certainly took the brunt of fan feedback in the past.
Veteran writer, and former BioWare employee, Drew Karpyshyn recently rejoined BioWare and will take over Gaider’s position.
*Article source – Eurogamer