The fourth part will be the next BioWare project after Anthem.
On January 24, Kotaku portal, citing its sources, said that the not yet announced Dragon Age 4 was recently “restarted” inside BioWare. A small team began to develop from scratch to match the game “service” model.
The news caused concern among the players: they assumed that Dragon Age 4 would be mired in microtransactions, and the plot would be secondary. However ,BioWare CEO Casey Hudson intervened in the discussion .
I read many opinions on the topic of Dragon Age and think that you will breathe a sigh of relief when you find out what the team is working on. Focus – the story and characters.
It is too early to talk about the details, but when we say “live”, we mean a game that can be continued after the completion of the main story.
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Recently, linear and single game developers are increasingly adopting methods that are used in game services like Destiny.
In the case of The Witcher 3, long-term support turned out to be advantageous, but Assassin’s Creed Origins, for example, got an open final for it. However, such an ending allowed Ubisoft to prepare for Origins two major additions , in which the main character plays the key role, and also to support the game with additional quests and temporary activities.
“Live” turned out to be support for Final Fantasy XV – more than a year after the release, the game has changed a lot.
Casey Hudson returned to BioWare after three years working at Microsoft in the summer of 2017. He is actively involved in Anthem, while the development of Dragon Age 4 is still secondary. Apparently, the fourth part is waiting for the next generation of consoles.