It appears the latest whisperings on Dragon Age 4 are good ones, as it’s being reported that it could be with us in 18 months.
That’s according to Venturebeat’s Jeff Grub, who offered the latest updates on the RPG’s development on his Grubbsnax show. As spotted by Video Games Chronicle, Grubb said that he’d heard the game is “in very good shape. Overall, when they look at where they’re supposed to be at [in the development cycle], they are hitting their milestones and where they’re supposed to be, and the game is on schedule.”
However, Grubb’s sources seem to indicate the long-awaited sequel may still be some time out yet. “It is still at least 18 months out from today,” he elaborated. “So not early 2023, maybe late 2023, maybe. That seems to be the earliest you can begin to expect it”. This seems to line up with rumours from last month. Those ones claimed that the game had “no chance” of coming out in 2022.
Sadly, fans hoping for a Dragon Age Trilogy remaster similar to the Mass Effect Legendary Edition collection may be disappointed. Grubb apparently says that EA don’t have plans for one, especially as the games’ stories aren’t as closely linked. He also notes that the three Dragon Age games run on different engines, which would make such an endeavour more difficult.
If Dragon Age 4 is indeed due in the next eighteen months, presumably we’ll hear about it soon. We’ll have to wait and see.