David Gaider has been the lead writer on Bioware's fantasyDragon Age since its inception, writing the main story for every single installment. So it's a big deal to see him leave the franchise for new pastures.
He's not moving too far away, though - according topage he's staying within the company to work on a "new, upcoming BioWare project."
While it's hard to leave Dragon Age behind, 10 years is a long time to work on any one project. I decided it was time for something new," explained Gaider. "I am happy, however, to leave Dragon Age in good hands: Patrick Weekes will be lead writer once I'm gone. I can't think of anyone better."
Bioware recentlyon planned online co-op RPG Shadow Realms, and instead shifted its focus over to existing products and new IP.
So there's clearly something brewing at BioWare apart from all the strong coffee, and Gaider's involved with it. Whether he'll be leading the writing team or working under someone else isn't clear.