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Dragon Age 3: Inquisition officially announced
BioWare has officially revealed Dragon Age 3: Inquisition. In a press release, BioWare states that Inquisition has been in development for over two years, and that the game will be running on EA’s Frostbite 2 engine, the same engine that powers Battlefield 3 and the upcoming Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
According to General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal Aaryn Flynn, “We’ve been poring over player feedback from past games and connecting directly with our fans. They haven’t held back, so we’re not either. With Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, we want to give fans what they’re asking for — a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral.”
As for a release date, a vague “coming in late 2013” was given. As for any platforms, one can only assume Inquisition will be headed to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, though given rumors that the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles could be announced at next year’s E3 conference, the game could be released for those platforms, too.
For those keen on reading more, check out the press release right below.
BioWare Announces Dragon Age 3: Inquisition
The Return of Dragon Age will be Bigger, Deeper and Powered by Frostbite 2
EDMONTON, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)– BioWare, a Label of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), today announced Dragon Age™ 3: Inquisition, the next chapter in the award-winning role-playing game (RPG) franchise, is in development at BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal. Coming in late 2013, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition combines the storytelling legacy BioWare is known for, with deep RPG gameplay, all on a brand new RPG game engine underpinned by EA’s critically-acclaimed Frostbite™ 2 technology.
“The Dragon Age team has been working on Dragon Age 3: Inquisition for almost two years now,” said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal. “We’ve been poring over player feedback from past games and connecting directly with our fans. They haven’t held back, so we’re not either. With Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, we want to give fans what they’re asking for — a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral.”
Added Flynn, “At the same time, we know we need new technology to truly make this vision become fully realized. And we’ve been working with DICE to make Frostbite 2 the foundation for the engine that is going to power Dragon Age 3.”
The Dragon Age franchise has received over 80 awards from critics around the world, and has sold over 8 million copies to date*. Created by BioWare, the property has spawned many novels, an animated film, comic books, collectibles and more since Dragon Age: Origins launched in 2009.
For more information about Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, including updates from the development team and a letter to the fans from Executive Producer Mark Darrah, please visit the game’s official web site at http://dragonage.com. Dragon Age fans can also receive updates on Twitter® athttp://twitter.com/dragonage, or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/dragonage.
*According to internal EA data.
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