Dragon Age 4 senior creative director Matt Goldman has left BioWare. He had been involved with Dragon Age in that position since 2017.
Kotaku reports that Goldman’s departure was recently announced via email from BioWare’s General Manager. In the email, Gary McKay explains that the creative director and the studio have decided “by mutual agreement” to split up.
“I’m writing to inform you that Matt Goldman is leaving BioWare,” McKay said in the email. “We have decided to part ways and today is his last day.”
“We understand that Matt’s departure will affect you and the game’s development,” the email continued. “We want to reassure you that we are committed to a high-quality Dragon Age and we will not release the game until it meets BioWare’s requirements.”
EA has since confirmed to Kotaku that Goldman has left the company. “Matt Goldman no longer works at BioWare,” the publisher said in a statement. “He leaves the next Dragon Age in great hands with a team that will carry out our vision for the game.”
Goldman joined the studio in 1998 and worked as an artist on several BioWare games. He helped develop Baldur’s Gate and Wear Age games. He continued to work on Halo Wars at Microsoft’s Ensemble Studios and returned to BioWare in 2017. There he landed the role of senior creative director for Dragon Age 4.
Goldman isn’t the only one to leave BioWare recently. Last year, general manager Casey Hudson and Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah left the company. In February, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said BioWare has a bright future ahead of it.
It is not yet known who will replace Goldman at BioWare and for Dragon Age 4.