Dragon Age 4: News about Dragon Age 4 has been sporadic. While the last game in the acclaimed franchise by BioWare and EA has done great business, won critics favours worldwide, and even secured some of the most sought after accolades in the year of its release, fans have been ready to move on to a sequel for some time now. Most notably, they are quite hopeful about the prospects of Dragon Age 4.
Dragon Age 4: A Possibility?
Numerous reports have been doing the rounds since early this year that Dragon Age 4 is indeed in production. This assumption partly draws from the fact that the ending of Dragon Age: Inquisition left a gaping hole in players’ minds thanks to its final single-player DLC teasing a map leading to the Tevinter Imperium. Now while this region has found multiple mentions in the game, it has never once been explored. The final shot of the Inquisitor plunging his knife into the mapped area lays open several speculations about the future of the Dragon Age series. For many, this is a solid confirmation of where Dragon Age 4 will be located.
Dragon Age 4 Production
But why do people think that Dragon Age 4 is in production already? Well, that’s because of the news that surfaced back in September of Alexis Kennedy of Failbetter Games being hired by BioWare for a new, undisclosed project. But it has been confirmed that the project will undoubtedly be placed in the Dragon Age universe, for he will be working with Mike Laidlaw and Patrick Weekes, both famous names behind the Dragon Age series.
Quite obviously, this gives rise to speculations that the upcoming undisclosed game is none other than Dragon Age 4. Kennedy had already worked on a Dragon Age spinoff set just before the incidents of Inquisition, so it makes sense for BioWare to hire a seriously talented storyteller who is very familiar with the franchise for the upcoming Dragon Age 4.
Additionally, the series’ executive producer has been teasing some artistic demonstrations of a wolf’s head in flames. Theories suggest that this wolf head refers to none other than Solas, the elf who revealed himself to be the Dread Wolf in the last game. The ending of Dragon Age: Inquisition also makes a clear hint at the fact that Dragon Age 4 will have the character play a central role.
Dragon Age 4 Release Date
So we arrive at the imminent question, when will Dragon Age 4 be released? Quite frankly, we don’t know. Considering that BioWare is already working on two big titles (one of them being the highly anticipated action-exploration game, Mass Effect: Andromeda), it is safe to deduce that their hands are pretty full at the moment. But Kennedy told Eurogamer that work had already commenced on the project that he had signed up for, so perhaps Dragon Age 4 is indeed in the early stages of production.
If we follow the release pattern of the earlier games in the franchise, then it becomes clear that BioWare usually takes about three years to develop and launch a new Dragon Age game. Also, Mass Effect: Andromeda is slated for release in the first quarter of 2017, so we assume BioWare will be kept busy till 2018 with all the post-release launches. Considering all the information we have on our hands at the moment, we expect Dragon Age 4 to make an appearance no sooner than 2019.
We’ll keep updating the information here as we go, so stay tuned for more news on Dragon Age 4.