We’re starting to worry about Bioware. Sure, they are currently working on Mass Effect Andromeda, but an important character left the company nevertheless. David Gaider was playing an important role in making Bioware successful.
Gaider was the creator of the Dragon Age universe; he also wrote novels based upon it. He also worked on other Bioware games: he provided designs for Baldur’s Gate 2, wrote characters for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and he also was lead writer for Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark. He’s been working for Bioware since 1999, but David Gaider wrote this 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.”
However, he started work on a new, unannounced project last year after moving from the Dragon Age team to a new one within Bioware. We’re afraid that this game is silently canned unless the company proceeds without Gaider.
Best of luck to him and good luck to Bioware, too: they will be very lucky to get a new employee like Gaider. Also, don’t forget that it’s the second time in a month that a key Bioware employee left: it’s been less than three weeks when Chris Wynn, senior development director left Bioware Montreal. (He worked on Andromeda, mind you.) There has to be something going on in Bioware…