BioWare posted a strange blog post last night in regards to the upcoming Dragon Age 4. The studio shared an update on the game’s development while also announcing that Executive Producer Christian Dailey has departed the company.
In the post, BioWare says that the development of Dragon Age 4 (or whatever it is going to be called) has entered the halfway point. The studio claims that the general blueprint was completed last year so now the studio is working on building the environments, deep characters, strong gameplay, story and more.
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BioWare says that the general blueprint for the game looks strong and the studio and developers completely understand this design and can build the game around it. However, at the same time, BioWare has now lost its Executive Producer Christian Dailey. Dailey joined BioWare back in 2018 and took over the producer role for the new Dragon Age 4 game in 2020.
The news of his departure is quite concerning given the game’s current development cycle. BioWare says “the games industry is ever-changing though and sometimes folks want to go and try new things – we understand, but we will miss him as a friend and as a colleague.” By the sound of things, this departure might have left a bit of a sore spot for the people at BioWare given the studio’s current goals.
BioWare says that the leadership team is still fighting on and that players will hear more about Dragon Age later this year. The studio is also working on a new Mass Effect game but that is further out than Dragon Age. Last we heard, Dragon Age 4 is planned to release sometime in 2023 if all goes to plan.
Source: Blog Post