Anthem’s disastrous release, many thought, would cement BioWare’s fate and the studio would soon go out of business. EA is known to cut it loses as it has done multiple times in the past. However, it seems BioWare isn’t going anywhere, for now, and Dragon Age 4 is alive and well.
In a recent blogpost, BioWare developers confirmed that multiple projects are in development at the studio. According to general manager Casey Hudson, they plan to make many fundamental improvements to the studio. These changes and improvements are supposed to help BioWare fix its development process. Casey isn’t ready to discuss these changes right now but soon.
We have plans for those more fundamental improvements, but they’ll take time. While the team works towards the longer-term vision of the game, they will also continue to deliver updates to features and content. I believe in Anthem and would love to see its world grow, evolve, and thrive for years to come
One of the major concerns fans had is about the future of Dragon Age. BioWare announced the game last year and since then we have heard nothing. In fact, multiple developers left the studio recently which reportedly pushed the project back.
Developers such as lead director Jonathan Warner, Mike Gamble, the lead producer, and Mike Darrah, who served as the executive producer, all left.
Thankfully, Dragon Age 4 is mentioned in the BioWare blogpost. Casey brought up the game but vaguely and said: “indeed the Dread Wolf Rises.”
Dragon Age 4 is expected to release by 2021 on PlayStation 4, Xbox Project Scarlett and PC. Both next-gen consoles, however, will release sometime during the Holiday season of 2020. If we look at the announcement and release patterns of EA and BioWare, we can expect Dragon Age 4 announcement during E3 2021 and a Fall 2021 release.