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Rumor: Next Dragon Age to be announced at The Game Awards 2018, is at least three years away

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BioWare will announce a new Dragon Age title at The Game Awards 2018 on December 6, but it will likely not release until 2021, according to a VentureBeat report.  

The website cites “sources familiar with the studio,” who claim that the next Dragon Age game is at least three years away. While that timeline could change, that is BioWare’s current expectation. A name for the game is still undecided, but could be settled ahead of The Game Awards 2018.

This Dragon Age project has reportedly been in limbo for over a year, pushed aside by publisher Electronic Arts to focus on Anthem. While BioWare had started pre-production, most of that work was thrown out Electronic Arts, who was shifting its focus to games as live services at that time, which the Dragon Age project did not fit.


While BioWare has reportedly not put a substantial amount of work into a new Dragon Age since that time, the studio will reportedly announce the game at The Game Awards 2018, spearheaded by the passion of BioWare executive producer Mark Darrah and studio head Casey Hudson, who recently teased a Dragon Age-related announcement for December.
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Hopefully its a SP game and not a riddled with steroids full of GaaS aspects.


    

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Who do they think they are? Square-Enix?

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PwerlvlAmy said:
Who do they think they are? Square-Enix?

 

Cant be, Squareenix takes 7-10 years to make their games.



    

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BasilZero said:
PwerlvlAmy said:
Who do they think they are? Square-Enix?

 

Cant be, Squareenix takes 7-10 years to make their games.

damn, this is true, curses! i have been foiled. 



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This might be BioWare's way of making it harder for EA to postpone or put off production.

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I don't really see why they would announce it so early, unless they think that they need something to show investors if Athem fails to meet expectations.

     

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Seems early to me. Looks like it will be a cross gen title like DA:I.

Why even waste our time

pokoko said:
This might be BioWare's way of making it harder for EA to postpone or put off production.

Wouldn't be a good sign for the internal relations between the two, but it's definitely a possibility.



My guess is Bioware just wants to announce it now to assuage the fears that they are becoming an online developer due to Anthem being an online game. It's the same reason that Bethesda announced Starfield and Elder Scroll 6 at E3 even though they are years away from release, because they didn't want people to think they were abandoning singleplayer games after they announced Fallout 76.

That being said, I am disappointed that it is this far away from release, there were reports that it was already entering pre-production nearly 2 years ago, I would have hoped they had made more progress than this in that amount of time. Kind of sucks we won't see it release until 2021, but it should be next-gen only at least, not held back by current gen consoles hopefully.