Follow the Yellow Brick game.
Former Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw has announced his new studio, Yellow Brick Game.
Laidlaw will act as its premier creative office and help run the company with Ubisoft, BioWare, EA, and Activision veterans, GamesIndustry.biz reported today.
Laidlaw, best known for his work at BioWare, recently joined Assassin’s Creed Odyssey studio Ubisoft Quebec for 14 months and ended abruptly in January.
Bloomberg [paywall] Later reports revealed that Laidlaw was creating King Arthur’s game for Ubisoft. However, the project was suddenly canceled by the company’s now shameful creative chief, Serge Haskoe. He decided he didn’t like the setting. (Hascoët left Ubisoft this summer after a company investigation into sexual harassment.)
Yellow Brick Games is also based in Quebec, but is significantly smaller in size than Ubisoft and employs around 15 people.
One of them is Jeff Skalski, another former Ubisoft Quebec and BioWare developer who is COO and executive producer of Yellow Brick Games.
“We learned a lot from working on world-class multi-year projects with thousands of colleagues, and we want to take a different approach,” Skalski writes. .. “Leverage the little talented teams people come in first to create a great world and experience that everyone else can enjoy. When the market is moving fast and can influence where it goes. I don’t want to catch up and chase after. These goals have driven us to set up YellowBrick Games. “
Mike Laidlaw chatted with in an extensive interview in 2018 looking back on his 15-year career at BioWare. Chat shows the time from Day to End of Laidlaw in the legendary RPG studio-Dragon Age and Jade Empire highs, Dragon Age 2 lows, and finally the reputed Dragon Age: Inquisition. Until. If you’re a BioWare fan, it’s still well worth reading.