Bioware has officially provided an update about its upcoming RPGs.
First up: Dragon Age 4. The next game is in a more advanced stage than its other upcoming Mass Effect RPG. This is according to Bioware studio general manager Gary McKay:
“For the next Dragon Age, we are right in the middle of production, which is a great feeling. Our blueprint was completed last year, so weâ€™re now focused on building out our vision: creating amazing environments, deep characters, strong gameplay, impactful writing, emotional cinematics â€“ and much more. The blueprint for the game is well understood and the team is focused.
â€œLater this year, you will start to hear more from the Dragon Age team in the form of blogs and social content. As we move through development weâ€™ll also be in regular communication with players who sit on our community council. As passionate fans like you, we take their feedback seriously. We are also listening to all of you as you share your thoughts and experiences, so keep talking to us!”
In related news, he confirmed that a senior Bioware figure involved with Dragon Age 4 has left: Christian Dailey. He reassured that the team will remain well-positioned for success following his departure.
What About Mass Effect?
That RPG is still ongoing, with prototypes for game ideas still being hashed out.
“The team, led by Mike Gamble, is made up of a team of veteran developers as well as some new, really talented people. They are all actively prototyping new ideas and experiences. AAA next-gen games take a long time to make â€“ and we know our fans may want them sooner. But our Number One priority needs to be quality, and that simply takes time to get it right.”