One of the worst kept secrets at BioWare was made official today. In a blog post
by BioWare's Mark Darrah, Dragon Age III: Inquisition
was officially announced.
The blog post is light on details (and long on humor), but here is what Darrah is willing to confirm right now:
Recently, I said that we didn’t want to talk about Dragon Age III unless we had something to show. I’m trying to stick to that plan and won’t be revealing much today. That said, a lot of information and rumors have surfaced recently and we don’t want to hide from them. There are a BUNCH of things that I really want to share with you but I want to do this right, and doing it right requires some more time.
So here’s what I can confirm for now:
* The next game will be called Dragon Age III: Inquisition.
* We won’t be talking about the story of the game today. Though you can make some guesses from the title.
* This game is being made by a lot of the same team that has been working on Dragon Age since Dragon Age: Origins. It’s composed of both experienced BioWare veterans and talented new developers.
* We are working on a new engine which we believe will allow us to deliver a more expansive world, better visuals, more reactivity to player choices, and more customization. At PAX East, we talked about armor and followers… Yeah, that kind of customization. We’ve started with Frostbite 2 from DICE as a foundation to accomplish this.
Darrah went on to mention that a team has been working on DA3:I
in some way for about two years with the bulk of the work ramping up over the past 18 months.
Darrah also wanted to make it clear that BioWare has been listening to fan feedback from Dragon Age: Origins
and Dragon Age II
with the goal of making DA3:I
the best entry yet.
As you can expect, details and media assets are currently light at the moment, but stay tuned to TA, as we'll keep you apprised as information becomes available!