Production on Dragon Age 4 seems to be going well, according to an update from BioWare.
In a blog post, studio general manager Gary McKay says:
For the next dragon era, we’re in the middle of production, that’s a great feeling. Our blueprint was completed last year, so we’re now focused on building out our vision: creating great environments, deep characters, strong gameplay, impressive writing, emotional cinematics – and much more. The blueprint for the game is well understood and the team is focused.
It’s been seven years since the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition and almost four years since the first images of DA4 were teased at The Game Awards. Since then, news about the latest episode of the dragon era series was spotty – a short trailer here, some concept art and short stories there, and a report stating that EA’s ideas to add multiplayer elements to the game after the failure of Hymn. While some fans are more than happy to patiently wait for BioWare to serve up some Eggs for scrambling, the studio promised that a more regular stream of information about the game will begin in the coming months.
“Later this year you will hear more from the dragon era team in the form of blogs and social content,” wrote McKay.
The blog was not alone dragon era-directed. McKay also said that the Mass effect team is hard at work coming up with new ideas for latest installment in alien novel simulator that occasionally pretends to be a very good action RPG.
Over the past three years, several high-profile dragon era developers have left BioWare, raising concerns that the game’s production was being compromised. The DA4 update seemed to alleviate some of the concerns fans had about the state of the game. McKay said that while he understands fans would like information about Dragon Age 4BioWare’s main concern is a quality product that inevitably takes time.