Longtime BioWare developer James Ohlen has announced his retirement from the company.

In a thread of tweets, Ohlen noted that he had loved his time with the company, "But I need to take a break from the industry and work on something a little smaller and more personal."

During his 22 year tenure at BioWare, Ohlen was lead designer on Baldur's Gate 1 & 2, and Neverwinter Nights games, while also working other titles including Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the upcoming Anthem.

Ohlen was also well known for his work as creative director on Star Wars: The Old Republic, and the beloved Knights of the Old Republic.

"The most fun I've ever had at BioWare was as the lead designer on [i]Baldur's Gate 1+2 and NWN," Ohlen noted. "I've been a D&D fanatic since I was 10 years old and I want to be a part of it again."

In that spirit, Ohlen's next venture will be a source book for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, using the Wizards of the Coast Open Game License.

For a better idea of what he's working on next, be sure to check out Arcanum Worlds.