Dragon Age III: Inquisition has been confirmed to be under development by Bioware’s Mark Darrah, slated to be released in late 2013. As always, don’t hold your breath for a Christmas 2013 release – just hope for it.
Darrah mentions that the new iteration of the title is being worked on by veterans of the franchise and new talent to make the most of the new RPG engine. This new engine will use Frostbite 2 from DICE as a base to build a more robust system to allow for better graphics and some customization – sweet, sweet customization. Even if DA3 doesn’t allow players to customize their own weapons and armor, a little more variation than has been seen in prior titles would be a most welcome upgrade for the series. Additionally, Darrah says the new engine is aimed to be more responsive and reactive – and hopefully that means loading screens will not be 20% of your play time.
Other than that, few official details have been released about the title. Darrah makes a specific point to state that they have aggressively consulted with fans of the previous titles in order to deliver story and gameplay elements that we RPG fans demand. We may be able to look forward to Bioware’s infamous “choices that matter” system in the future Dragon Age title that had made the Mass Effect trilogy so popular.
One way or another, Dragon Age III: Inquisition will likely be one of the more anticipated games of 2013. Personally, I hope they give it the love and attention it seemed they couldn’t spare for DA2 and give me that super-excited-to-be-pre-ordering-this-game feeling again.