Last week, BioWare teased that a new Dragon Age game – likely Dragon Age 4 – would be announced soon, with many believing that the game will be revealed during The Game Awards on December 7.
VentureBeat has now reported with some confidence that BioWare boss Casey Hudson and his team will indeed be showing off the next Dragon Age game during the awards ceremony. Unfortunately, they also suggest that we won’t be seeing the game until at least 2021.
This 2021 release window might be a little disheartening, but it is perhaps to be expected. BioWare are currently toiling away on the online Destiny-like shooter/RPG Anthem, and a large chunk of staff will no doubt continue to work on the game post launch for a fair bit.
According to the VentureBeat report, BioWare and EA haven’t even decided on a name for Dragon Age 4, and the whole project is still very, very early in development. We probably shouldn’t expect to see much more than a CG trailer or a logo reveal during The Game Awards, then.
There’s also the fact that EA has insisted BioWare put all of its efforts into Anthem, and that’s been the case for a few years now as the publisher reportedly feels the pressure to deliver a hit.
VentureBeat notes that one of the big reasons we’re even getting a Dragon Age 4 reveal at The Game Awards is because BioWare have been pushing hard for it, keen to let the fans know they have a passion for the franchise and haven’t forgotten about it.
It’s good to know that Casey Hudson and the BioWare team haven’t forgotten about the fans, and I hope the Dragon Age 4 reveal is suitably epic enough to tide us over for the long wait that’s sure to follow.
For now, get ready to settle in and check out The Game Awards on December 7 at 1:30am (UK time). It should be a good night.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.