Dragon Age 4 executive producer has left BioWare again

We’ve learned the Dragon Age 4 executive producer has left BioWare, news confirmed by the studio today in a new blog post.

News that the Dragon Age 4 executive producer has left BioWare means Christian Dailey, who took up the reins after Mark Darrah left nearly a year ago in December 2020 – making this the second time an executive producer has left the project.

“As we continue our journey, we wanted to wish Christian Dailey a heartfelt farewell from BioWare,” BioWare general manager Gary McKay said. “Christian started with us back in 2018 and has been a big influence on our games and leadership team, most recently as Executive Producer over Dragon Age’s development. The games industry is ever-changing though and sometimes folks want to go and try new things—we understand, but we will miss him as a friend and as a colleague.”

Before he became executive producer on the new Dragon Age game, Dailey was franchise development director for Anthem’s post-launch content, and then became studio director at BioWare Austin.

Dailey confirmed his departure as well on his own Twitter, noting he is “looking forward to cheering on the team and playing as a fan.” As with most of these departures, the now-former executive producer didn’t share details on where he is going next – but did firmly suggest this was an amicable parting.

“I want to reiterate that the Dragon Age team is killing it and the game is in amazing hands,” he followed up with. “Don’t fall for the hate. Lots of positivity, can’t wait for when they can share more.”

In the BioWare update, McKay noted the new Dragon Age game is “in the middle of production.”

“Our blueprint was completed last year, so we’re now focused on building out our vision: creating amazing environments, deep characters, strong gameplay, impactful writing, emotional cinematics—and much more. The blueprint for the game is well understood and the team is focused,” he said.

Dailey leaving BioWare is only a few months after the team also lost their senior creative director Matt Goldman. Despite this, McKay noted the game is led by a “a strong leadership team of industry and Dragon Age veterans.”

Lastly, McKay said that BioWare will finally share more info on the new Dragon Age game, but sometime later this year.

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