Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is now playable from beginning to end following the completion of the alpha phase at BioWare, the studio has confirmed. Described as a big milestone for the developer, it can now "see, hear, feel, and play everything as a cohesive experience". Now it's time for the developer to focus on the RPG's visual fidelity and improving gameplay features, with rumours suggesting it will be out in late 2023. BioWare also has a new Mass Effect game in the works.
Completing the alpha phase of development also means BioWare can "evaluate the game's pacing, how relationships evolve over time, and the player’s progression, as well as narrative cohesion — essentially how the story comes together". It will look at ways of enhancing how it conveys characters, dialogue, cinematics, and the player's journey through the experience. "Now that we have the ability to do a complete playthrough, we can iterate and polish on the things that matter most to our fans."
There's still a long way to go until Dragon Age: Dreadwolf actually releases for PS5, but BioWare appears confident in what it's making. Could it make another appearance at The Game Awards this December, perhaps? Maybe so. Share your favourite Dragon Age games in the comments below.