BioWare Promises’ Dragon Age 4′ Is A Single-Player Completely Focused Game
The next Dragon Age is absolutely, positively, definitely single-player. BioWare would like you to know that this is a one-player game. Definitely.
It has been years since Dragon Age Inquisition was released. Actually, it has been seven years. But that is still a very long time. The development of Dragon Age 4 began in 2015. It was originally intended to be a concise title with a narrative focus, similar to Dragon Age 2. Staff was forced to move from Dragon Age 4 to these projects due to issues with Mass Effect: Andromeda or Anthem. Electronic Arts eventually decided to end the development of this game after three years and start over from scratch in 2015, as there were no opportunities for monetization and “live service” elements.
Fans were concerned about this. Although Inquisition did have a multiplayer mode for fans, the core of the series was about creating your character and driving forward a force that will alter the course of Thedas’ history. Imagine fighting the Blight using a battle pass.
It appears that Electronic Arts and BioWare have listened to their fans and have learned from the mistakes of Anthem. “We want you to know that we are still working hard on the next single-player-focused experience in Dragon Age,” stated the developer following the celebrations. “We are excited to talk about next year’s projects. It didn’t leave the fans empty-handed. Two short stories, The Flame Eternal (and Won’t know When), were published. I already suspect that some readers have gone through every sentence to find clues about Dragon Age 4.
After a “mutual arrangement” between the parties, Matt Goldman, the senior creative director of the developer, resigned. We understand that Matt’s departure will impact both you and the game’s development. “Remember that we have not wavered in our commitment to Dragon Age games of high quality and will not ship any game that falls below BioWare standards.” This was the message sent to staff via an internal email. (Cheers, Kotaku). EA’s executive team has complete confidence in the studio’s leadership and the people involved in this game to deliver our vision.