David Gaider, the lead writer on Bioware's Dragon Age series, joined Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition developer Beamdog in 2016 as creative director, but today has announced he has left the company.
David announced his departure from Beamdog on Twitter moments ago:
Beamdog wrote up a fond farewell on their blog.
Gaider is of course best known as the lead writer on Bioware's Dragon Age series, even penning several novels and graphic novels. He also had a hand in Baldur's Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Beamdog of course are mostly known for the Enhanced Editions of Bioware/Black Isle games Baldur's Gate I & II, Planescape Torment, Icewind Dale I & II, and mostly recently Neverwinter Nights - although they do have the original expansion Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear to their name. David Gaider joined them in 2016 as Creative Director, and it was assumed that they were working on something original.
Whatever the reason for David's departure, we wish him well. And we wouldn't say no to him returning to look after Dragon Age 4.