Dragon Age 3: Inquisition is Officially Official
By Joseph Christ on September 18th, 2012 (13 comments)
EA has today officially announced the third installment to the Dragon Age series is to be called Inquisition and be released late in 2013.
Speaking of the new project, General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal Aaryn Flynn described a game created after pouring over fan feedback -much of it negative- of Dragon Age 2. Inquisition, according to the release, will have bigger worlds, choices that actually matter and combat that's "tactical and visceral."
“The Dragon Age team has been working on Dragon Age 3: Inquisition for almost two years now,” He said. “We’ve been poring over player feedback from past games and connecting directly with our fans. They haven’t held back, so we’re not either. With Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, we want to give fans what they’re asking for – a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral.”
A bit of surprising news contained in the release is that Bioware has been working with DICE on this project, and Dragon Age 3 will be running on the Frostbite 2 engine. “At the same time, we know we need new technology to truly make this vision become fully realized. And we’ve been working with DICE to make Frostbite 2 the foundation for the engine that is going to power Dragon Age 3.”
The Frostbite 2 engine is a beautiful engine, and will go a long way to create exceptionally large worlds for adventuring, but we all know that the cornerstone of the Frostbite engine is its ability to add destructibility to environments. Having something like that in a Dragon Age game might be visually appealing -having a fireball spell miss the its target and fell a few trees certainly adds something - but it also makes me a bit cautious as to how the combat system might work this time around. It being so visceral and all.
We'll have more as it comes.
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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