Dragon Age III: Inquisition announced for late 2013 release

It's not exactly a shock to learn that developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts have yet another Dragon Age game in the works. Today, they revealed that Dragon Age III: Inquisition is under development and will be released in late 2013.

In a post on the Dragon Age web site, the game's executive product Mark Darrah said that the development team has been listening to fans of the previous Dragon Age RPG titles in preparation for making Dragon Age III. He stated, "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."

That said, he also didn't reveal anything about the game's storyline or any of its features. The only thing that he did confirm is that Dragon Age III will be using a new graphics engine, based on the Frostbite 2 technology that was first developed by fellow EA developer Digital Illusions for Battlefield 3 and is being used for upcoming games like Medal of Honor Warfighter and the free-to-play Command and Conquer game.

No platforms for Dragon Age III were announced, although it would be a shock if EA was not working on a PC port.

Source: Dragon Age website | Image via EA

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So they are reinventing the game again for a third time then? I get that mechanics change from game to game in a series but DA:O and DA:II were so different they could hardly be considered to be in the same series.

I enjoyed DA:II despite all it's flaws and it's complete disconnect from Origins which had a far superior story so I will of course be looking forward to 3 as well, I guess. But it probably won't be a pre order.

trag3dy said,
So they are reinventing the game again for a third time then? I get that mechanics change from game to game in a series but DA:O and DA:II were so different they could hardly be considered to be in the same series.

I enjoyed DA:II despite all it's flaws and it's complete disconnect from Origins which had a far superior story so I will of course be looking forward to 3 as well, I guess. But it probably won't be a pre order.


I loved em both. Can't wait for the third Lots of bitching about them not being the same as they were over a decade ago, but who is?

THolman said,

This is EA, so don't bet on it

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True. SWToR left a bad taste in my mouth, when it came to listening to fans via EA/BioWare.
One can hope, I guess.

Not sure if new engine is a good idea. I quite enjoyed how it looked on old eng. especially with enhanced res. pack.
Still cant wait for the continuation of this wonderful game!

bjoswald said,
Please bring back the characters from the original! Love Alistair, Morrigan, Ogren, and Zevran!

This is never gonna happen.
Sadly this is Bioware we are talking about.
Based from what we have seen so far from Bioware, the storyline gets affected by your choices on previous games and companions have a minor role (some dialogs changed etc.)
What could possibly happen fightning/getting monster/ally from the pact you made with Morrigan and also remember: the hero could possibly die against the Archdemon if Morrigan had left the party earlier or the hero refused the pact.
Sadly, we might simply see them as NPCs but not as playable characters

I just hope they actually spend some time on the details this time. Dragon Age 2 was a major disappointment.

It made me smile when I read 'PC Port' though.

Best part of DA:2 was getting Mass Effect 2 for free. Hopefully they won't stuff this one up, according to Steam I've spent 238 hours playing Origins and Awakening

I find "No platforms for Dragon Age III were announced, although it would be a shock if EA was not working on a PC port." highly amusing. Dragon Age was supposed to be a PC-exclusive series, and now it's a console port? How do you know that it's not being developed for the PC and then ported to the consoles? DA 2 still used keyboard and mouse for input. Will DA 3 accept 360 controllers, instead (not that I'd mind, that is, after all, why I have one hooked up to my PC)?

Anyway, I don't really care what changes they make to the game. They may have ****ed up SW: ToR, but the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series have been superb so far, especially in their storytelling, which is really why I play these sorts of games anyway. I'm highly looking forward to this one, though I probably won't be able to afford to preorder it (and will be quite busy with Guild Wars 2 for the foreseeable future, anyway).

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