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Creative director departs Bioware

Daniel Erickson says goodbye after 6 years

Bioware's Daniel Erickson, creative director on Star Wars: The Old Republic, has confirmed his departure from the studio.

"As part of leaving BioWare I'm officially starting a twitter account for job hunt and design thoughts," he said through the social media site last night.

He joined Bioware in March 2005, where he became lead designer and creative director on Star Wars: The Old Republic. Prior to that Erickson had been a lead designer with Electronic Arts Canada and a senior editor for DailyRadar.com.

"When 90 per cent of the industry is saying the exact same thing (social, mobile, FTP!) a huge number of people are going to lose that race," he added.

"Job hunt thoughts: If you think a monetisation approach is the same thing as a game idea I don't know why we're talking."

He joins Bioware founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk and former executive producer Rich Vogel in departing the company.

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Latest comments (2)

Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 4 years ago
You know if anything I would have used all the criticism from Star Wars and Mass effect to make better games. At least in my case it would have fueled my desire to create even better games. The only reason Id probably agree with him, ray and greg leaving is probably because after EA aquired Bioware, they may have had differences in the creative aspects of a game, with EA putting pressure on the developers and making them alter the creators original vision of a game in order to meet deadlines or appeal to certain groups of people. I hope they dont stop making games. i even hope they make a new studio together. however topping mass effect is gonna be tough in terms of story and lore. I wish them the best. I just think the critism should not justify them leaving Bioware. Maybe it was the differances in company culture, views and perspectives. Bioware wasnt as great as it was after EA aquired them.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Rick Lopez on 4th October 2012 4:18pm

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Paul Jace Merchandiser 4 years ago
Is this the beginning of a much larger exodus or just another coincidence?
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