Dragon Age senior creative director Matt Goldman has left BioWare. GM Gary McKay let staff know of Goldman’s departure in email (which was obtained by Kotaku). Within the email, McKay stated, “We have mutually agreed to part ways, and his last day is today.”
McKau went on, saying that BioWar remains committed to making the new Dragon Age game the best it can be, even after Goldman’s departure. “Rest assured our commitment to a high-quality Dragon Age game has not wavered, and we will not ship a game that is not up to BioWare’s standards,” McKay said.
“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,” McKay added.
No reason was given as to why Goldman decided to leave, or where he may be heading next. We also don’t know who will be taking over Goldman’s position.
Goldman first started at BioWare back in 1998, spending 7.5 years as the company’s art director for Jade Empire, Baldur’s Gate 2, and MDK2. He then moved on to Microsoft in 2006 to become art lead for Halo Wars, before returning to BioWare in 2009. He was art director on Dragon Age: Origins at that time, eventually being promoted to senior creative director for the entire Dragon Age series in 2017.
A teaser trailer for Dragon Age 4 was shown during the The Game Award in 2020 (above), but it’s unknown if BioWare will show anything new at this year’s event.