Currently, I’m on a bit of a Dragon Age binge. Every other day it seems, I’ve Googled endlessly about any news for the upcoming game-sequel in the franchise, Dragon Age III: Inquisition. The latest excitement is that BioWare is planning on showing us some new stuff at E3 2013. If you don’t know what E3 is, it’s a huge convention/expo for video games of all shapes and sizes (and you can click on the link to learn more beyond that description).
So, what does this mean for Dragon Age fans?
REVELATION, AT LAST!
The third installment of the series of games was first officially announced via an open letter from Executive Producer, Mark Darrah in September of last year — although even he admits that the official announcement was more of a confirmation than actual news:
I am pleased to confirm that we are, in fact, working on the next Dragon Age game. Not a big surprise to most of you, I know. We have been working on it in some way for about two years now with the bulk of our efforts ramping up about 18 months ago.
The open letter mostly served to tease and tantalize — and we haven’t gotten anything solid and official about the game since. All that’s been made official is the game’s title, “Inquisition,” the fact that the team developing it is the same team that worked on Dragon Age: Origins, and that they are working on DICE’s Frostbite 2. Well, that last bit is dated, they’re working on Frostbite 3 ever since the update was released. (I don’t share the same pessimism as the author of that linked article.)
Basically, we can expect something totally mind-blowing and epic on a visual scale. I think this might have been brought about by complaints from the fans who expected a higher graphic quality in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, and I especially believe it’s an answer to the outcry of teeming anger over the reused maps and locations in the latter. But it’s also probably EA’s way of trying to make money. I don’t know how I feel about that.