Today, Executive Producer Mark Darrah released an open letter on the BioWare website, confirming the title of their newest release in the Dragon Age Universe: Inquisition. After a brief history of his time with the company, Darrah had this to say about Inquistion:
“So here’s what I can confirm for now:
- The next game will be called Dragon Age III: Inquisition.
- We won’t be talking about the story of the game today. Though you can make some guesses from the title.
- This game is being made by a lot of the same team that has been working on Dragon Age since Dragon Age: Origins. It’s composed of both experienced BioWare veterans and talented new developers.
- We are working on a new engine which we believe will allow us to deliver a more expansive world, better visuals, more reactivity to player choices, and more customization. At PAX East, we talked about armor and followers… Yeah, that kind of customization. We’ve started with Frostbite 2 from DICE as a foundation to accomplish this.”
Fans can expect a late 2013 release for this title, allowing plenty of time for BioWare to continue their conversations with fans online about the pros and cons of their three previous major Dragon Age releases. Let’s hope the new engine allows for more than just a handful of areas that we have to revisit!