Dragon Age Creative Director Teases Something is Up With the Series

Yeah, that's pretty vague, but the team is apparently staffing up.

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Things have been a bit quiet with the Dragon Age series since Inquisition hit is late 2014. But good news, fans. Developer BioWare assures us that they have not forgotten the popular franchise.

"Something is happening with Dragon Age,"  Creative Director Mike Laidlaw said in a podcast episode of The 1099 (via The Escapist). Yeah, that's pretty light on specifics, and a bit of a "no duh" comment, but he added that the team is "hiring a lot of people." Whether that translates into a sequel, a change in direction or even a mobile game remains to be seen, so take it for what it's worth.

"There are other things in process but unfortunately I can't talk about them until they are realized. I am pretty excited about a few of them. Things continue apace," he said. "As I've jokingly said, I am the creative director for the Dragon Age franchise and they haven't fired me yet."

The Mass Effect series was put on hiatus in May, with BioWare Montreal being downgraded to a support role. BioWare Austin continues to work on the Star Wars series, primarily Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO. That leaves BioWare Edmonton at the front of new development with its Anthem IP and the Dragon Age series.

One thing is for certain: BioWare will continue to pump out content, hopefully at the quality level fans were accustomed to before Mass Effect: Andromeda. 

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    June 28, 2017 11:40 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Dragon Age Creative Director Teases Something is Up With the Series

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      June 28, 2017 11:52 AM

      ENCHANTMENT?

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      June 28, 2017 12:10 PM

      After D2 and Inquisition I'd say, yeah something is sure is up with that series

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      June 28, 2017 1:29 PM

      Oh boy, I can't wait for the announcement.

      "Joining the ranks of Blizzard, CD Projekt Red, and Bethesda Softworks, BioWare is proud to launch their digital card game based in and of a western fantasy game universe. Get ready to collect cards and build your deck in Dragon Age: Blighted Hands!"

      Regardless of what it actually is, I hope it's a good game and wish them all well.

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      June 28, 2017 3:41 PM

      that would be funny if the same studio that fucked up ME:A fucked up dragon age too

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        June 28, 2017 4:14 PM

        They fucked up Dragon Age years ago. I'm actually shocked this news is even relevant.

        • Zek
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          June 28, 2017 4:57 PM

          DA2 and DA:I both had their flaws but they were still decent games in their own right. DA2 had rampant recycled content and DA:I had lots of boring open-word filler. The series certainly isn't beyond saving, they just need to keep investing in it and not make those mistakes again.

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            June 28, 2017 6:24 PM

            Dragon Age 2 was not a decent game. It was pure shit. Combat was shit. Story was shit. Characters were mostly shit.

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              June 28, 2017 7:26 PM

              We get it. You have a poop fetish

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              June 28, 2017 8:46 PM

              disagree. but the first one was streets ahead of its... sequel...

            • Zek
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              June 28, 2017 8:48 PM

              It was worse than DA1. But it was decent. Would have been well received as the first entry in a franchise.

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      June 28, 2017 6:21 PM

      Teases, like the already confirmed Dragon Age 4 in development?