The next chapter in the Dragon Age franchise is currently in development at BioWare, the series' executive producer has revealed on Twitter. The news comes hot on the heels of reports that the developer's next major project, Anthem, has been shoved out of 2018 and into next year.

Dragon Age 4 (or whatever it ends up being called; BioWare has shown a fondness for subtitles lately) has been rumoured for a while now, although this is the first instance where a member of the team has outright confirmed that work on the franchise's next entry is underway. 

While there's little to go on right now from Darrah's Tweet, Kotaku has a few interesting snippets on the new Dragon Age of its own. Reportedly, BioWare rebooted the project at some point in the last year with the goal of implementing 'live' elements into the game. However, sources observed that the studio is still aiming for a 'heavy focus on characters and story,' which should please longtime fans.

All that's really left now is for BioWare to officially announce a game, as creative director Mike Laidlaw has previously said it's 'no secret' they're working on DA, and Sunless Sea's creator Alexis Kennedy dropping a few details about writing work he's done for the project.

The last title in the series, Dragon Age: Inquisition, shipped for PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 in November 2014. VideoGamer was pretty chuffed with it overall, especially after the slightly underwhelming Dragon Age II. Let's hope the next game can deliver the goods, eh?