Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

By Brenna Hillier
4 March 2015 02:17 GMT

Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind.


Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”).

He was lead writer on all three games and the Awakenings expansion, penned tie-in novels The Stolen Throne, The Calling and Asunder, and wrote all three Dragon Age comic series to date.

So yeah, quite an important guy – but now he’s moving on.

We don’t know what that new project might be, but the wording is vague enough that we can’t be sure whether it’s a new IP or an existing one. It could be the new Mass Effect game, SWTOR content, or something we haven’t even had a hint about. (It’s definitely not Shadow Realms, the last new IP BioWare teased us about.)

Gaider left because he wanted a change, and leaves the series in good hands.

Weekes’s credits include Dragon Age novel The Masked Empire and the second Mass Effect: Homeworlds comic. He was responsible for Mass Effect’s Jack, Tali, Kasumi and Mordin, as well as the Mass Effect 3 Rannoch and Tuchanka story arcs, among others contributions, before moving onto Dragon Age: Inquisition. He wrote Iron Bull, Solas, Crem, the Chargers and Cole, as well as the Here Lies the Abyss quest.

He’s also a pretty funny guy:

All the best to Gaider on his new project; we know whatever he does will be very special indeed. And a big welcome to Weekes, whose quality of work makes us excited for the future of Dragon Age.

Thanks, GameInformer.

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