BioWare Confirms New Dragon Age In The Works

Despite the overwhelming pressure surrounding Anthem, BioWare is laying the foundation for a new entry in their fantasy series.

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Anthem's development has reached "all hands on deck" status along with a slight delay into 2019, but it looks like a tried-and-true franchise will be returning to the front lines soon after Anthem is released. Executive Producer Mark Darrah has confirmed that people are hard at work on the next Dragon Age.

A report yesterday detailed a dark cloud hanging over the development of Anthem, but this new bit of news should serve as a beam of light shining through. RockPaperShotgun spotted this tweet from him and, hopefully, we'll get a few teases later in the year for what Dragon Age 4 will bring.

Inquisition was a well-received evolution of the Dragon Age formula and it will be interesting to see what new elements this next entry is built upon. The Anthem report shared that some "live" elements would be introduced, but it shouldn't get away from a strong narrative with intriguing characters.

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    January 25, 2018 9:30 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, BioWare Confirms New Dragon Age In The Works

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      January 25, 2018 9:50 AM

      Shock and surprise

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      January 25, 2018 10:48 AM

      Odds on being another steaming pile? EA doesn't know how to make good games anymore

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      January 25, 2018 10:50 AM

      Enjoyed the 1st game. Skeptical of the 2nd game but enjoyed that too. Anticipated the 3rd game and massively disappointed.

      Not too keen on revisiting especially if it’s anything similar to inquisition.

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        January 25, 2018 12:49 PM

        Seriously? 3 was way better than 2

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          January 25, 2018 12:51 PM

          Strange thing about opinions is sometimes they differ.

          I'm with pigvomit, I preferred DA2 to Inquisition. I played through the original game and DA2 2 or 3 times each, never finished inquisition.

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          January 25, 2018 2:15 PM

          I never played 2, but a guy I knew kept hyping Inquisition and I eventually caved and bought it.

          It's one of the worst games I have ever played. AM hate text from I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream goes here.

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          January 25, 2018 3:25 PM

          I feel like 3 had way more content than 2 but most of it was fluff. I enjoyed playing 2 much more.

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            January 25, 2018 11:53 PM

            This is how I felt. Inquisition very quickly became a slog getting to the character/story parts I cared about.

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          January 26, 2018 1:27 AM

          i disagree strongly. 2 had its problems but 3 was just wet shit

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        January 26, 2018 2:25 AM

        2 was not a bad game. It probably started out as another add-on for DA that someone thought they could make a game out of. Either that or EA forced them to rush it out the door. Probably some combination of both. Take away the copy and paste levels and it there was a decent game there. Combat wasn't bad and I liked the story.

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      January 25, 2018 11:58 AM

      Dragon Age 1 was great. The Expansion was ok. Dragon Age 2 was terrible. Dragon Age: I was good but bloated.

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        January 25, 2018 1:07 PM

        yep. too much bland filler, but I see why they did it when you know what happened with DA2.

        DA:I wasn't a total disaster, so I wonder what they are tweaking - and if they will remove loot crates from dragons in time.

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        January 26, 2018 1:55 AM

        i dont know if they'll learn from their mistakes. i mean they took all of what made inquisition awful and turned it into a mass effect game with andromeda, even though it was a different team(surely they had cross studio heads to oversee how a new team was doing things with their most important franchise?)

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      January 25, 2018 12:01 PM

      I want to say this is awesome news... but as of now I have close to zero confidence in EA or this game :(

      Will see, please be good and I hope it has no micro transaction, loot boxes, pay walls and all of the other wonderful stuff EA is now known for.

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      January 25, 2018 12:07 PM

      Hopefully they don't use the same engine as Inquisition & Andromeda.

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      January 25, 2018 12:48 PM

      I wonder if this will be the game that kills Bioware?

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        January 25, 2018 12:50 PM

        That will probably be Anthem

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          January 25, 2018 1:01 PM

          If Anthem manages to be better than middle of the road they'll definitely have a chance to collapse with the new Dragon Age though.

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            January 25, 2018 1:06 PM

            What's the angle with Anthem? Are they hoping to just catch the interest of all the Destiny 2 fans that got bored with that content?

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        January 25, 2018 3:07 PM

        I have considered bioware dead for a very long time now

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      January 25, 2018 12:52 PM

      For the record I'd rather see them finish Andromeda than potentially kill another IP.

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        January 25, 2018 12:58 PM

        I think they did finish Andromeda sadly. :[

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          January 25, 2018 3:22 PM

          Nah, they definitely had DLC planned to finish the storylines for the missing Arks, if nothing else...

          Poor reviews/sales put the final nail in the coffin for what was rough around the edges (with insane animations and facial modelling), but still an enjoyable game (IMO).

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      January 25, 2018 12:57 PM

      ENCHANTMENT?

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      January 25, 2018 12:57 PM

      I hope it’s better than Inquisition, which tied Zelda for a 9/10 on the Shack.

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        January 25, 2018 1:48 PM

        Inquisition fools you on the initial play through.

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        January 25, 2018 3:22 PM

        If The Witcher 3 never came out, Inquisition would probably be seen as a decent game still.

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          January 25, 2018 3:23 PM

          It would still be compared to the previous two games, which I thought were much better.

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            January 25, 2018 3:24 PM

            DA:O was really, really good. DA2...ehhhhhh...I cite it as one of my least favourite BioWare games ever.

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              January 26, 2018 3:05 AM

              My GF, who kinda got obsessed with the first two, thinks it's underrated, although much of the interesting story is in books which is definitely a mistake. The single-setting-over-time idea definitely didn't work for everyone though.

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      January 25, 2018 11:57 PM

      now with loot crates?

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      January 26, 2018 1:31 AM

      After Andromeda I'm skeptical, but EA or not, they've got smart people working on these games. I'm sure they realize that in a post-TW3 world another boiletplate grind fest like Inquisition will not cut it.

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      January 26, 2018 1:44 AM

      But is it the New Shit?

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      January 26, 2018 2:18 AM

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