Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, the next anticipated RPG from developer BioWare, is reportedly aiming for a release sometime in summer 2024, according to reliable insider Jeff Grubb. This report comes in light of BioWare laying off around 50 employees following a company restructure, though the terminated roles weren’t disclosed. In order to reorganise its internal teams, BioWare’s decision to let dozens of employees go was to focus its efforts on making Dreadwolf “an outstanding game” as well as the next Mass Effect.
Grubb spoke about Dragon Age: Dreadwolf on his recent Games Mess Mornings podcast, stating that BioWare originally aimed to release the game in September 2023 but it was pushed back to summer 2024, which seems to be the current target. However, Grubb stressed that it could be delayed even further to either late 2024 or early 2025 (before the end of EA’s fiscal year) due to the constant shuffling of dates.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Dreadwolf launches towards the end of next year or early 2025 as the game was absent from EA’s calendar of releases until mid-2024. We’ve heard little about the game’s development other than the recent lay offs, so it might be a long wait until we hear or see more of the anticipated RPG. If you’re really curious about what the gameplay might look like, a leak from earlier this year showed some rough gameplay from the early alpha build featuring real-time combat and no party control.
As for the next Mass Effect, that’s still much further out from release than Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. Grubb stated that more developers from the Mass Effect team have apparently been pulled to work on Dreadwolf and help it cross the finish line. This could delay the development of Mass Effect even more, so it’s unlikely that the sci-fi sequel will see the light of day until at least 2027 or 2028, though that’s just speculation for now.
Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is currently in development for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Jeff Grubb (via Reddit)