Mike Laidlaw, previously the inventive director and lead dressmaker at the Dragon Age RPG collection, left BioWare in 2017 so he may just check out his hand at different issues—together with the Dragon Age: Origins-inspired RPG The Waylanders. However lately he introduced that he is again at a large developer, this time because the inventive director at Ubisoft Quebec.
I all the time knew I might return to triple-A sooner or later, as soon as I discovered the fitting crew and venture. Spoiler: I did at Ubisoft Quebec and I am so rattling excited to after all speak about it!https://t.co/41sPcyfUsZDecember 5, 2018
“As chances are you’ll know, I’ve been operating as a specialist for the previous 12 months. It’s been a terrific enjoy, because it allowed me to paintings with groups of all other sizes and compositions around the globe,” Laidlaw wrote in a LinkedIn weblog put up.
“Probably the most thrilling facet of consulting was once the chance to fulfill many extremely proficient other folks around the business and be offering perception on some actually fascinating initiatives. Considered one of which, in truth, is the only I’m becoming a member of right here at Ubisoft. In my months operating with the crew right here, I’ve been in point of fact inspired with the combo of hobby and uncooked ability within the studio. In case you’ve performed the superb Murderer’s Creed Odyssey—which was once basically advanced right here in Quebec Town—you have already got some style of what that mixture can produce.”
Ubisoft Quebec is a smaller studio than Ubisoft Montreal and most definitely no longer as widely known, however it is labored on quite a lot of high-profile Ubisoft video games over the last decade together with Rainbow Six: Vegas, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, For Honor, and South Park: The Fractured However Complete. It is usually labored on a lot of Murderer’s Creed video games, and was once the lead studio on Murderer’s Creed: Syndicate and, as Laidlaw famous, the most recent recreation within the collection, AC: Odyssey.
Laidlaw congratulated the builders operating on The Waylanders, which just lately concluded a a success Kickstarter marketing campaign. He expressed remorseful about that he will be unable to paintings with the studio full-time, however stated he is assured that Emily Grace Greenback, who joined the crew in November, will very ably fill his footwear.
What he did not say, sadly, is anything else about what he is doing at Ubisoft, even if he teased that “it is thrilling sufficient to make me transfer midway around the continent.” And whilst Ubisoft Quebec is “very relaxed and alluring to these folks who discuss English,” Laidlaw may be it seems that having a look ahead to brushing up on his French.