Dragon Age 4, the upcoming RPG from BioWare, is progressing well in development but might release “in the next 18 months”, according to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb. However, Grubb also told fans not to expect a remastered trilogy for the series like BioWare did with Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
In a recent podcast, Grubb said that Dragon Age 4‘s development is coming along well, but added that it will likely launch by late 2023 at the earliest. He later stated that fans hoping to see a remastered trilogy bundle that includes Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II and Dragon Age Inquisition probably won’t get one because it isn’t as strongly linked together narratively as Mass Effect.
Due to the dated nature of Dragon Age: Origins and to some extent, Dragon Age II, fans have been hoping for a remaster that enhances both games’ visuals and gameplay. However, this isn’t likely to happen before the release of Dragon Age 4, according to Grubb.
Dragon Age Inquisition, on the other hand, still holds up relatively well since it launched in 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The game would also later receive a Game of the Year Edition that repackaged all DLC including the base game.
However, fans can still play all three Dragon Age games right now as part of the Xbox Game Pass library and backward compatibility, which includes the Xbox 360 versions of the first two games.
BioWare are currently hard at work on Dragon Age 4, prioritizing its development over the next Mass Effect. Unfortunately this means Mass Effect fans will have to wait a while longer for the next chapter in the galaxy-hopping saga.
Dragon Age 4 is currently in development for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC, though no specific date has been given by EA or BioWare yet.
Source: Jeff Grubb (via GamesRadar)