Mike Laidlaw, former creative director of the Dragon Age series, has left Ubisoft Quebec.
Laidlaw announced his departure from Ubisoft Quebec on Twitter overnight, after spending a little over the year at the studio.
He joined Ubisoft back in December 2018 as the creative director on an unannounced triple-A project. He had previously served as a creative consultant on the project for nine months.
Jeff Skalski, senior producer of the unannounced new project, said in the December announcement Laidlaw was the “perfect fit” for the game.
Quick update from me!
Today (Jan 31st) is my last day with Ubisoft. Huge thanks to the talented and welcoming folks at Ubisoft Quebec City for my time there.
Now to take stock and figure out what’s next!
— Mike Laidlaw (@Mike_Laidlaw) January 31, 2020
Laidlaw has worked in the games industry for 14 years, and while known for Dragon Age, worked on Bioware titles such as Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and others before leaving the company in 2017.
Laidlaw also served as a creative consultant on The Waylanders, an indie title in the works at Spanish studio Gato Salvaje, which is set for a release on Steam sometime this year.