You may have thought the teaser of a new Dragon Age at The Game Awards 2018 was a waste of time, especially given that no platform, release date, or in-game footage made it in the teaser trailer. However, it looks like Executive Producer Mark Darrah and Creative Director Matthew Goldman have a few things to tease regarding this new entry.
At this very moment, the new Dragon Age game is rumored to come out in the next two to three years, which is silly if you ask me why a dev team and publisher would announce a project that may or may not see the light of day so early given Electronic Arts track record of taking companies out back to be retired if a project doesn’t sell well.
Assuming BioWare can please EA with Anthem early next year, which is a mix of grindy looter-shooters like Destiny and Warframe, the company may be able to release Dragon Age without delaying it or facing the chopping block… assuming if Anthem meets EA’s expectations.
Anyway, when the trailer dropped during The Game Awards, Darrah had this to say on blog.bioware.com:
We have been working on a new Dragon Age™ game for quite a while now and I am pleased to finally tease the existence of this project!
While we won’t be sharing any details for now, I can tell you we have been building a new team around a core of Dragon Age veterans, people I’ve worked with on Dragon Age, Jade Empire™, and some of whom I’ve worked with since the Baldur’s Gate days.
While I have been focused on Anthem™, the rest of the team has been hard at work exploring ways to push BioWare’s storytelling to the next level.
I’m so excited to show you more!”
What can we draw from the above? Well, the team has been working on this new Dragon Age game for some time, while newbies and so-called “veterans” who’ve worked on Dragon Age, Jade Empire, and Baldur’s Gate are helping out. Other highlights explain how the team is more focused on Anthem, but in time more information will come out pertaining to this new Dragon Age game.
But that’s not all, Goldman followed up Darrah by relaying the below information on the same blog post:
“Making players into heroes of their own stories has been my real-life quest since Baldur’s Gate.
Over the years I’ve taken on increasing challenges: building vast living worlds, devising fun party-based combat and illustrating fantastic stories. Now, I’m honored and excited to continue BioWare’s rich legacy of colorful companions, romance and epic choices in my favorite fantasy franchise.
We’ve gathered our strongest team yet and are venturing forth on the most epic quest ever!”
Obviously, BioWare is continuing the series, but Goldman confirms that “colorful companions,” “romance,” and “epic choices” are a mainstay in the series. In other words, get ready for SJW filled moments and different choices during romance and story paths.
Lastly, I’ll leave you with the teaser trailer of the new Dragon Age game that features Solas narrating and ending his speech with a familiar line in a certain DLC that goes “I suspect you have questions.”