Much of the team working on BioWare's upcoming Mass Effect game has shifted its focus to help finish Dragon Age: Dreadwolf as production and polishing efforts become more important within the studio. The RPG has been in post-production since September, and executive producer Mark Darrah has returned to serve as a consultant for the game.
With credits on Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, he shall bring "years of experience working on Dragon Age," a statement provided to Gamesbeat reads. "We’re proud to have this team, with strong leadership at the helm, working together to realize the vision we have for the game." As for why some of the Mass Effect team is temporarily working on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, the outlet reports only a "small core team" is working on pre-production of the next title. As a result, non-essential members would be useful elsewhere.
BioWare general manager Gary McKay added: "We continue to iterate and polish Dreadwolf, focusing on the things that matter most to our fans."
Most recently, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf gameplay leaked to reveal it draws comparisons with God of War. The RPG is said to be targeting a launch in late 2023, but a report published last month suggests we could be waiting until next year. When do you think we'll be playing it? Put a prediction in the comments below.
I'll put my internet pride points on March 2024
This game coming out in 2023 is as likely as gow ragnarok was supposed to release in 2021. So I really really doubt it and expect it in late 2024 with the series' 15th anniversary.
Sony should try to get timed exclusive rights or anything for that. It will be their only weapon against the all consuming black hole aka Microsoft.
It's so sad to see BioWare being a shadow of what it was. It retains the name but most of the people that made it what it is are gone.
So Mass Effect 5 will get delayed. Great. Bioware should just stop.
I hope this game turns out well. I'm really rooting for Bioware to get a much needed win as I still believe there is great talent at the studio. It's mismanagement that has been their problem lately.
Jade Empire:2 please and thank you.
Seems like what has become the typical Bioware production cycle these days.
After reading about what went on behind the scenes in the development of Anthem — and the messy release of Mass Effect: Andromeda — the management team have grossly underestimated how much time it would take to develop a game of this scope. Now everything’s on fire, and they have to haul people off another project to try and get this game out the door on their targeted release date. And, most likely, everyone on the development team are stuck in crunch mode, up to the launch of the game and beyond (to work on patches to fix the game that’ll release in a buggy state).
Just like Anthem, it’s been reported that Dreadwolf changed focus part-way into development — in this case redesigning the game to remove the live-service elements that the game would’ve been focused on.
Of course, these are all assumptions on my part, but given the history that we do know about, I don’t think I’m far off from the truth.
Looks like early 2024, and I'm fine with that.
As expected... next Mass Effect will probably skip PS5.
Probably not. This is a pretty common practice for studios with multiple teams, as they get towards launch they all come together to get it over the line. Will likely be the same when it's Mass Effect's turn.
Really hope this game is good.
Can't see us seeing it this year. Would rather they took time to make it great anyway. Even for 2024 I'm still excited it's finally this close!
My face is tired from fighting all these darkspawn.
@Arisen I'm also predicting a delay until Fall/Late 2024, just lines up too well.
Does anyone know if you will need to play previous Dragon Age games to play this one?
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