Development on Dragon Age 4 is on schedule, but we won’t get our hands on the next entry in BioWare’s RPG series until at least 2023, according to a new report.
In the latest episode of their GiantBomb video series GrubbSnaxGenericName (only available to premium members), Grubb stated that Age of Dragon 4 is in “very good shape” according to its sources (via VGC).
Grubb went on to say that developer BioWare is apparently where it “should be” in its development cycle for Dragon Age 4 and that the “game is on schedule”.
However, it looks like we won’t be getting our hands on the next Dragon Age this year, with the journalist stating that the game is “still at least 18 months away” and suggesting we might not get our hands on it until “maybe late 2023” on Minimum.
Additionally, Grubb stated that there are no plans to release a remastered edition of Dragon Age similar to the original. Mass Effect Legendary Edition which was released last year. This is because the Dragon Age games don’t have as much common thread between them, at least not to the degree that the Mass Effect games do.
Analysis: the wait continues
If Grubb’s estimate of a 2023 release (at the very least) is correct, then Dragon Age 4 will be released nearly a decade (if not a decade) after the last entry in the series, Dragon Age: Inquisition, which was released in 2014. it’s a surprise then that Dragon Age fans have clamored for details about the next entry in the series.
Dragon Age 4 was officially announced during The Game Awards 2018, following years of rumors that a new entry in the series was in the works. Since the announcement, we haven’t heard much about what to expect from our next trip to Thedas, or when it will release. However, BioWare has published a blog post in late 2021, stating he was “excited for next year when we can talk more about what we’re working on”.
That means we can probably expect more solid details about Dragon Age 4 this year, including a release window and official name (it probably won’t be called ‘Dragon Age 4’). While some minor details might be shared via blog posts, we imagine the big news will arrive at a major event like EA’s annual conference – at Summer Game Fest or E3 – or The Game Awards 2022.
If Grubb’s claims are correct, there’s still time to wait before we can play Dragon Age 4 – but hey, what’s another year or two of waiting when we’ve waited so long?