Concept art for the upcoming Dragon Age game.

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BioWare Talks About Upcoming Dragon Age

August 27, 2020

By: Brian Renadette

 
 

Today at Gamescom, BioWare released a trailer revealing that a new Dragon Age game is in the works. The extended trailer featured a variety of BioWare employees talking about the company's design philosophies, showing off concept art, and more.

In a four-minute long trailer, a wide selection of BioWare employees spoke about the Dragon Age series and BioWare. The biggest takeaway from the trailer is that a new entry in the Dragon Age series is in development. Solid details about the game are scarce as it's still in early development, but lead writer Patrick Weekes said that it's a story about “what happens when you don’t have power? What happens when the people in charge aren’t willing to address the issues?” The last major release for the series, Dragon Age: Inquisition, was released back in 2015 for the PS3/PS4 generation of consoles and PC.

 

This addition of the Dragon Age franchise has had some trouble with prior development. Originally code-named Joplin, the game would have players take the role of a group of spies in the Tevinter Imperium, a country ruled by wizards, and would focus heavily on heists. Many of it's troubles came from BioWare's difficulties with working on multiple games at once. BioWare fans may remember the lukewarm reception to games such as Mass Effect: Andromeda or Anthem, both of which pulled workers off of Joplin in order to get into shape for launch day. Ultimately, Joplin was cancelled in October 2017 when EA and BioWare made the drastic move to pull its staff to work on finishing Anthem before its launch.

The new Dragon Age game has no official title or release date.