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Dragon Age 4 Creative Director Has Left BioWare

Dragon Age 4 Creative Director Has Left BioWare - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 November 2021 / 1,687 Views

The senior creative director of the Dragon Age series Matt Goldman has left BioWare. He was working on Dragon Age 4, which has been in development for years. 

BioWare studio GM Gary McKay sent out a letter to employees acquired by Kotaku:

Hi everyone,

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.

An Electronic Arts representative added, "Matt Goldman is no longer working at BioWare. He leaves the next Dragon Age game in excellent hands, with the team here at the studio who will carry forward our vision for the game."

Goldman was hired by BioWare in 1998 and worked as an artist before working his way up to senior creative director after working for a short amount of time at Ensemble on Halo Wars.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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19 Comments
The Fury (on 25 November 2021)

The main loss for me on the series is when David Gaider left, the main writer and Mike Laidlaw, DA:I's director. After so many years of being messed about by EA, I'm not surprised. I hope the game can repeat the successes on previous entries as one of my favourite game series of all time.

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gtotheunit91 (on 24 November 2021)

The hits just keep coming for BioWare :(

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elazz (on 24 November 2021)

Another one bites the dust. EA doesn't have a good streak going

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TheTitaniumNub (on 24 November 2021)

A never ending curse for em

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 26 November 2021)

biowares edge is gone,
a dull blade just coudnt get any duller

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shikamaru317 (on 24 November 2021)

They have lost like 4 or 5 key devs since this game began development, including 2 different creative directors I think. Not a great sign.

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rapsuperstar31 (on 24 November 2021)

I was a huge fan of the first Dragon Age and enjoyed Inquisition quite a bit as well. The 2nd one was okay. Hopefully they can still make a great game without the departures from Bioware.

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Tridrakious (on 25 November 2021)

I'm feeling less and less excited about this game...

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SanAndreasX (on 25 November 2021)

This is looking like a dumpster fire. Doesn’t seem like his departure was voluntary.

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 25 November 2021)

Leaving sinking ship.

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Kakadu18 (on 24 November 2021)

I hope the game still turns out great.

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icykai (on 24 November 2021)

Another great studio falls under EA. I hope they can overcome this

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zero129 (on 24 November 2021)

Ok guys this is to both Sony and MS fans. Remember guys both of your teams have lost key devs while games was bring made. No need to make a big deal out of this till we see the game. Imo i honestly think this is going to be a great Dragon Age game just like many other games from PS and MS that lost key devs and still turned out great. You might be wondering why im so confident about this and all i can tell you is EA has took away all multi player parts of this game away its single player only and they want it to be great. People come and go from this industry it doesnt mean great people also cant replace them.

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ClassicGamingWizzz zero129 (on 25 November 2021)

Bruh!!!

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zero129 ClassicGamingWizzz (on 25 November 2021)

What can i say im excited for Dragon Age 4 :-), this doesnt change that excitement in anyway unless the game comes out and is shit. People come and go all the time i dont know why everyone has to make a big deal about it everytime it happens. Like iu said look at Nuaghty Dog from Sony and how many "Key" People they lost, Look at 343 from MS and how many "Key" People they lost. forme i dont give a fuck its just fanboy wars hating company a to z wars or whatever fuck it. If the game turns out shit ok but really until then i dont give a fuck.

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All the leads that make the good bioware games left, all the know names left.

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Alistair zero129 (on 26 November 2021)

Yeah at the end of the day, we don't know which employee is key to it becoming a good game. Turnover is a lot higher now than it used to be. Who knows. I hope it is a great game :)

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zero129 Alistair (6 days ago)

Thanks dude at least someone gets it, and i really hope it turns out a good game as i am super excited for it and the next Mass Effect as imo i honestly think they know they cant make another bad game in the series. Like they are going to need good reviews cause they dont have the fans sure them games are going to be good anymore so they will just blindly buy them. I think they know they need them to be good to sell.

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