Dragon Age 4 Senior Producer Leaves BioWare for New Project
Hot off the news of Anthem’s lead producer Ben Irving leaving BioWare, it has been revealed that another key member of the BioWare team is heading for different pastures. It has been announced that today was the last day for Fernando Melo, former Senior Producer for Dragon Age 4. Melo worked as a Senior Producer on Dragon Age Origins and its sequel, as well as companion apps for various games. Check out his announcement via Twitter below:
(1/4) Today was my last day at BioWare. After 12 years.. that’s a heck of a lot of feels. 🙂
Tonight I got to write my name up at our local pub, alongside many other amazing peers over the years, and it reminded me of a lot of folks no longer here that I miss dearly. pic.twitter.com/MFQELPM2jr
— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) August 17, 2019
In his farewell email to the company (shared within the Tweet thread), Melo talks a little bit about the state of the new Dragon Age project:
With a great game leadership team in place, a fantastic creative vision, and some of the best devs in the world, [the next Dragon Age game] is well underway to becoming the definitive Dragon Age experience”
Despite Melo’s departure, it sounds like Dragon Age may potentially be in a better place relative to Anthem. Anthem’s service model relies on a steady stream of new content for players, and losing a team leader in the midst of developing that is arguably worse than losing one before a game comes out. That said, any departure from a company is a sad one, and DFTG wishes Fernando Melo all the best with whatever comes next for him.
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Colin is a freelance writer for DFTG with previous bylines at other media outlets such as Twinfinite.