Lead Producer of Upcoming Dragon Age Title Leaves Bioware

This departure, revealed though a Twitter thread on his account, comes only several days after another key Bioware figure parted ways.

Fernando Melo, who was the lead producer of the recently revealed new Dragon Age game, has announced his parting from Bioware after 12 years of service. He revealed the surprising news through a status update on his official Twitter account:

Here’s a screenshot of his parting email, as he posted in the Twitter thread:

In said email, he states that he’s “been wanting to take some time to disconnect and figure out what I’d like to focus on as a next chapter” and that this was the “least disruptive timing” as he could get. He also mentions the Dragon Age title (codenamed Morrison) directly, describing it as being “well underway to becoming the definitive Dragon Age experience.”

All this is good news to balance out the bitter, as it means Melo left on very good terms with his co-workers and the company at large. As well as the fact that Morrison is doing well so far in its development.

Melo was the senior producer for Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 before becoming director of online development. He then worked on the Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s online portion before being recently made lead producer of Morrison.

This isn’t the first developer to leave Bioware, however. After the release of Anthem earlier this year, the game’s lead producer Ben Irving announced on his own Twitter account that he was departing BioWare after working for the company for eight years.

Back in April, Bioware held a staff meeting to address internal and external issues after reports of the company’s troubles made the rounds online.

Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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