There has been speculation for a few months now, but today BioWare has confirmed that Dragon Age 3: Inquisition should arrive sometime late in 2012.
Aaryn Flynn, the general manager of BioWare Edmonton and Montreal says the team has be working on this title for close to two years and is being built on the critically acclaimed Frostbite 2 technology from DICE. Even the first Origins game was panned by most critics for being visually mediocre, so it will be interesting to see how much different/better this third installation is.
I know Dragon Age II did not set well with a lot of fans, but I did enjoy it while absolutely adoring the first game in the series. Given the mixed reactions to Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3 (especially the ending) – I find myself wondering if fans are going to be excited, apprehensive or a mix of the two over this announcement.
Me? I am very excited, and looking forward to some storyline details as well as if/how prior saves from Dragon Ages 1 and/or 2 play into this installment. Thoughts? Below I have the full press release.
BioWare, a Label of Electronic Arts, today announced Dragon Age™ 3: Inquisition, the next chapter in the award-winning role-playing game (RPG) franchise, is in development at BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal. Coming in late 2013, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition combines the storytelling legacy BioWare is known for, with deep RPG gameplay, all on a brand new RPG game engine underpinned by EA’s critically-acclaimed Frostbite™ 2 technology.
“The Dragon Age team has been working on Dragon Age 3: Inquisition for almost two years now,” said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal. “We’ve been poring over player feedback from past games and connecting directly with our fans. They haven’t held back, so we’re not either. With Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, we want to give fans what they’re asking for – a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral.”
Added Flynn, “At the same time, we know we need new technology to truly make this vision become fully realized. And we’ve been working with DICE to make Frostbite 2 the foundation for the engine that is going to power Dragon Age 3.”
The Dragon Age franchise has received over 80 awards from critics around the world, and has sold over 8 million copies to date*. Created by BioWare, the property has spawned many novels, an animated film, comic books, collectibles and more since Dragon Age: Origins launched in 2009.
I can't wait for this. I love Dragon Age. Yes, even the second.
Right there with you. I enjoyed #2 quite a bit, and I am really looking forward to this one. 🙂