Earlier today David Gaider, writer of games like Dragon Age: Inquisition and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, has left BioWare studios. He took to twitter early this morning to make the announcement.
Some news: I must sadly announce that, after 17 years, today is my last day at BioWare. I'll miss my team, and wish everyone here the best.
— David Gaider (@davidgaider) January 22, 2016
In a message to Polygon, Gaider confirmed that he made the call to leave stating:
It was indeed my decision, one not made easily since BioWare’s been very good to me, and parting is amicable. It’s simply time to move onto a new challenge. As to where I’m headed next, that announcement will come in due time – today’s about saying goodbye and packing up.
Aaryn Flynn, general manager of BioWare Canada later took to Twitter as well confirming Gaider’s departure from the gaming studio stating:
An enormous thank you from all of BioWare for David's contributions to our games. You're always welcome here! 🙂 https://t.co/Za6DOrTYB1
— Aaryn Flynn (@AarynFlynn) January 22, 2016
Gaider’s career with BioWare lasted 17 years. During this time he worked on games like Baldur’s Gate 2 where his designs would eventually lead him to bigger projects, including writing characters like HK-47 for Knights of the Old Republic.
He had an amazing career with BioWare and we can only wait and see what the future has in store for David Gaider.