According to a report by Kotaku the Senior Creative Director, Matt Goldman, has left the Bioware team after being with them since 1998.
Matt Goldman is said to of worked on all three Dragon Age titles, having served as the art director on the original Dragon Age and Dragon Age II, whilst he managed to become the visual director on Dragon Age Inquisition. He was also said to be the creative director for Dragon Age 4. Goldman’s other works include both Baldur’s Gate and Jade Empire.
The announcement regarding the departure came from an email by BioWare general manager Gary McKay. It stated the following message;
”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.”
Dragon Age 4 has been through a rather rocky road and has still yet to see any clear release date or gameplay reveals. In its development time, it has also seen many different code-names such as ”Joplin” and ”Morrison”, and had many restarts. It was also said to feature a heavy multiplayer component. However, due to fan backlash, that was then later scrapped.
Dragon Age 4 is still expected to release on PC, Playstation 5, and XBox Series X/S sometime in the future