Bioware General Manager Casey Hudson has teased a Dragon Age announcement which could come in December. In a blog post on Bioware's official website, Hudson said that the development team have been working on some secret Dragon Age stuff.
We've known that a new Dragon Age game is in works for quite some time. Bioware boss Casey Hudson revealed the information earlier this year saying that the developer is listening to Dragon Age and Mass Effect fans and they have something in the works which will please the fans of both franchises.
Hudson mentioned "secret Dragon Age stuff" again in November update post on Bioware's official blog. Most of the time he talked about Anthem but at the very end, he drops a small Dragon Age tease saying that more info will come in December.
"You know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff. Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy. Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…)," Hudson said.
The last part is pretty interesting as Hudson didn't want to reveal where the info will be released. It's possible that one of the places for new Dragon Age game announcement will be The Games Awards show which is set for next week.
All of this is speculation of course but Bioware will be one of the developers on TGA as they plan to talk more about the upcoming MMO Anthem. It would be the right time and place for Bioware to announce their next RPG and everything seems to be pointing in that direction.
Bioware shared some details about Dragon Age earlier this year saying that the focus will be set on story and characters and it will follow EA's live service model. For us, this means a lack of content on launch but according to Hudson, live service will simply allow the game to grow over time.
New Dragon Age game would be the fourth instalment in series after the original Dragon Age: Origins, sequel Dragon Age 2 and the last one Dragon Age Inquisition. The first game was critically acclaimed but the second and third ones were criticized for dumbed down RPG elements and combat.
You can read Hudson's November update on Bioware's blog.