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BioWare vet Mike Laidlaw has departed Ubisoft

BioWare vet Mike Laidlaw has departed Ubisoft

Games development vet Mike Laidlaw has announced his departure from Ubisoft's Quebec studio.

The BioWare alum revealed the move on Twitter (below) and LinkedIn, saying that his last day was on Friday, January 31st. Laidlaw said that he isn't sure what his next move will be, so it seems like he isn't leaving for a new role in particular.

Laidlaw joined Ubisoft as a creative director in November 2018. This followed a career at EA and BioWare that started in 2003, when he was hired as the lead writer for BioWare's Jade Empire, working at the company until October 2017. For much of his career, he was in charge of the Dragon Age franchise.

"I’d like to thank the talented and welcoming folks at the Ubisoft Quebec City studio for the time I spent there, and wish them all the best of luck with future ventures including the upcoming Gods and Monsters," Laidlaw said on LinkedIn.

"I’m not 100 per cent sure what my next steps are just yet, but returning to consulting for a while seems likely. In the meantime, a chance to relax, take stock and enjoy this gorgeous city while continuing to practice my French."


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