Neil was the Head of narrative development in LL.He already said he will keep writing and directing. But with any luck it will reduce the amount of time he can dedicate to that.
Hopefully if we get another 2-3 ND games this gen he is only in charge of 1 of them. I'd love to see the team behind The Lost Legacy get to work on a larger project, as that one was easily the best ND game this gen (at least IMO).
That is why you liked it