As people collectively adapt, digest, and armchair analyze the departure of two of BioWare’s top executives, there is one rather important piece of the shift that might have slipped notice: the fact that BioWare Austin studio director Christian Dailey, the one who was leading the reboot of Anthem, was moved from his position to lead development of the next Dragon Age game.
That specific move was written about by Dailey in an address yesterday, calling the new responsibility “humbling” and expressing his excitement to learn about the game’s community and share development insights as the next Dragon Age game continues to take shape. He even pointed to a new website for the game.
What this all doesn’t answer, however, is what happens to the Anthem reboot. A recent tweet from Dailey is about all of the information we have on that front, which states that the “tough” decision to take the helm for Dragon Age was “made easier because of the talented Anthem leadership and team in place.” Whether that leadership will be as transparent as Dailey promised remains to be seen.
Thank you all for the love and enthusiasm you’ve shared with me re: Anthem. Wishing my friends @caseyDHudson and @bioMarkDarrah the very best. Big shoes to fill as I join the DA team. Tough decision but made easier because of the talented Anthem leadership and team in place. 🐉🤖
— Christian Dailey (@ChristianDailey) December 3, 2020