In January, David Gaider surprised many fans when he officially announced his departure from Bioware after 17 years. Gaider has been a key figure in writing and designing many Bioware games like Baldur’s Gate 2 and the Dragon Age series.
Gaider announced today, that he’ll be joining the development team at Beamdog. The company is responsible for releasing upgraded and enhanced editions of both Baldur’s Gate games. Beamdog published a note on their website detailing his new role,
We’re very pleased to welcome David Gaider to the company as our new creative director. Originally we advertised for the position of senior writer, but when David contacted Trent about the position, we upgraded the role.
David is well known for his design and writing work on Baldur’s Gate 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Dragon Age: Origins. He brings 17 years of experience to our little team and we couldn’t be happier to work with him. David will lead the writing team and direct new creative endeavors for the company.
It’s impossible to say at the moment what may come of this announcement, but a talented writer like Gaider joining the team can only be a good thing. In 2012, Beamdog producer Phillip Daigle told True PC Gaming that if both enhanced editions performed well there could be hope for a third Baldur’s Gate game. Here’s what Daigle said,
“Just so everyone is clear: We haven’t been awarded a contract to create a Baldur’s Gate 3. But if Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition do well financially and we’re able to demonstrate that we can make good original content, I believe we would have a strong chance of making it happen.”
What do you think of David Gaider’s new position at Beamdog? Do you hope he works on a new entry in the Baldur’s Gate series, or something entirely new? Let us know what you think in the comments.