BioWare lately introduced that it will likely be letting go of round 50 workers in a recent spherical of layoffs, because it appears to be like to change into a extra “agile” studio, and because it seems, the checklist of people that’ll be departing the corporate in consequence consists of fairly a couple of notable ones.
Former BioWare worker David Gaider, who was the narrative lead on Dragon Age, revealed on Twitter that as a part of the studio’s current layoffs, Lukas Kristjanson has additionally been let go. Kristjanson was at BioWare for over two and a half a long time, serving because the lead author on Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate 2, and in addition labored on Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic, and each Dragon Age and Mass Impact franchises.
In the meantime, fellow author Mary Kirby has additionally been let go by BioWare. Kirby joined the studio in 2006, since when she has served as a author on Dragon Age, Dragon Age 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Star Wars: The Previous Republic.
BioWare is presently at work on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf and the subsequent Mass Impact sport. The latter remains to be in pre-production, whereas the previous has reportedly been hit with quite a few inner delays, with a present goal launch window of Summer season 2024 “on the earliest”.
Shocked to be taught BioWare additionally let go of Lukas Kristjanson. We used to name him Previous Man Luke and Author Alpha – there since BG1, the author behind Minsc and Joker and so many extra. One in all Bio’s longest-serving workers. Hats off to him, hope he is doing nicely.
— David Gaider (@davidgaider) August 24, 2023
So. Hey, if anybody’s searching for a author/narrative designer with type of an absurd quantity of expertise, I am out there.
— Mary Kirby (@BioMaryKirby) August 23, 2023