Veteran RPG studio BioWare skipped EA Play Live 2021 earlier this week, meaning that we didn't get any new updates on Dragon Age 4 (or whatever it ends up being called). However, in a new report, VentureBeat cites sources that say Dragon Age 4 development is going well, and that it's currently on track for a 2023 release window.
As VGC points out, 2023 has always seemed a likely target for BioWare and EA. Back in a 2019 financial call, the publisher stated that Dragon Age 4 wasn't expected to release before fiscal year 2023 (beginning in April 2022). It's fair to assume that we're going to be waiting on Dragon Age 4 for a long while yet.
Going by what we've heard about the project previously, Dragon Age 4's development cycle has not been straightforward. At one point, the title was going to incorporate live service elements and a "heavy" multiplayer component — but that version of the game was supposedly canned, and BioWare is now all-in on a single-player experience akin to previous Dragon Age titles.
With that in mind, it's perhaps a relief to hear that things are going smoothly — although there's now no doubt that the project was publicly announced way too early.
[source venturebeat.com, via videogameschronicle.com]
Take your time, it's kill or be killed this time around.
Thank the Maker!
Maybe BioWare learnt something from “Anthem” after all.
They should stick to narrative-driven adventures. It is what they (used to) do best.
Fall 2024 release date confirmed.
EA has definitely turned over a new leaf. Dragon Age and Mass Effect will be single player only + Dead Space Remake won't contain micro transactions.
If they keep it up, then maybe I'll be more excited about AAA games.
Agreed, then delay to Q1 2025.
what's this about ten years after the last game 🤦♂️
This may well be the game that pushes me onto a PS5.
PS5 might even be available in shops by then...?
Hopefully they have Respawn on speed dial when they need some advice. But I have hope.
If the 'report' says so then.
Earlier than I thought tbh. Anyway, it's probably 2022, 2023 or 2024 my sources say.
Jeff Grubb lol. Definitely not true then.
I dont hold out much hope It was designed to be multiplayer as it was using the Anthem engine. then EA said we now like single player again now its going to be single player.
Bioware have had so many people leave they really are Bioware in name only at this point
I hope mages have powers as spectacular as the mages in Dragon's Dogma.
I hope it isn't as ugly and boring as Inquisition
@stefan771 im replaying DA Inquisition now. I enjoyed it on the ps3 and now looking forward to the dlc. For me, it holds up well. I read all the lore, which pulls me more into the story. Also like many rpgs for me I create my own back story. Maybe thats why its more interesting for me.
The cast of characters in Inquisition are all ace and well written, one thing BioWare have been consistently good at (excluding ME Andromeda) and the dragon fights are genuinely epic.
I see this easily being delayed into 2024. which is good. Please take as much time as you need devs.
Inquisition was released 2014, so yes. But it should be worth the wait. I say that in hopeful expectation.
Let’s all just try to forget that “anthem” ever happened.
In my eyes, BioWare (such as it is now) have sort of redeemed themselves with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
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