It’s impossible to make an RPG today, without looking at The Elder Scrolls first
Little is known about Bioware’s next entry in the Dragon Age saga, but if one thing is certain, is that the developer has taken a note or two from Bethesda’s highly appreciated Skyrim.
In a Game Informer interview, via Kotaku, BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn said that it would be impossible to create an RPG these days, without acknowledging, and reacting to The Elder Scrolls series, in their case, that one being Skyrim:
You can’t look at a game like Skyrim and not think about how impressive what they’ve accomplished is or [think] that’s an interesting new direction or that there was something that didn’t work well for them that we could take in a new direction,” Flynn said. “So, we’re always influenced by these games, especially in a relatively tight-knit genre like RPGs.
Dragon Age III: Inquisition is the sequel to 2011′s Dragon Age II and 2009′s Dragon Age: Origins. It was announced back in September, and last month, we reported that Dragon Age III is more than likely going to be a next-gen game.
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Dragon Age III is going to be released on the next generation of consoles.
In the resume of EA’s Shanghai level designer Tao Gu, it says that the “scope of the DAIII has been chaged [sic]” and it will now “target next gen platform [sic] and will be postpone [sic] to 2014.” It seems that Tao Gu has been working as a level designer for the EA Shanghai team, and was “in charge of concent [sic] and layout design from paper to engine for vertical slice” from March 2012 to September 2012.
Dragon Age III was official announced back in September, but no platforms were mentioned. This raised some kind of suspicions on what is going on about it, and it seems they were right.
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Dragon Age fans rejoice, BioWare has just announced Dragon Age 3: Inquisition.
BioWare has confirmed today that it has been working on Dragon Age 3 “in some way” for about two years, executive producer Mark Durrah wrote on the official Dragon Age Website that “the bulk of our efforts ramping up about 18 months ago”.
Fans of Dragon Age 1 and 2, will be happy to know the same team will be working on the third title. It was also be powered by a new version of the Frostbite 2 engine, known for providing breathtaking graphics for games such as Battlefield 3 and the upcoming Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The new engine will deliver, “more expansive world, better visuals, more reactivity to player choices and more customization”.
Mark Durrah’s full statement is below.
“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.
“Part of that effort has involved you, our fans, and the feedback you’ve provided for Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and their DLC. We’ve visited message boards, read reviews, and we’ve gone to events to have direct face to face conversations with some of our most passionate fans. We’ve been listening, and we will continue to listen.
“Recently, I said that we didn’t want to talk about Dragon Age III unless we had something to show. I’m trying to stick to that plan and won’t be revealing much today. That said, a lot of information and rumors have surfaced recently and we don’t want to hide from them. There are a BUNCH of things that I really want to share with you but I want to do this right, and doing it right requires some more time.”
EA has further announced that Dragon Age 3: Inquisition will arrive late 2013, which leads us to believe this will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Though no consoles have been confirmed either way, this does create some speculation as to whether or not this game could be next generation.
Happy for another Dragon Age game? Could this be next generation? Let us know in the comments below.
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