New Dragon Age Game is Far Away, but an Announcement is Imminent

Posted by alphaatlas 10:33 AM (CST)

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Following a tease last week, the Dragon Age rumor mill has been ramping up. Some are speculating that new Dragon Age game announcement is coming at this week's Game Awards, and yesterday, Eurogamer seemingly confirmed the rumor with their anonymous sources. Unfortunately, VentureBeat reports that the game's actual release is a long way away. According to their sources, "Dragon Age 4 - or whatever name it'll carry - is at least three years away," and development has barely even started.

The game has spent more than a year in limbo at EA. In January, I reported that BioWare pushed aside Dragon Age to focus on Anthem. The studio started pre-production on a new Dragon Age, but EA threw out most of that work. At that time, the publisher was shifting its games to live services. That Dragon Age project wasn't going to fit into that business model. As a result of that reboot, Dragon Age writer Mike Laidlaw - who had an outline prepared for the new game - left BioWare.