EA Games and BioWare announced Dragon Age III: Inquisition, an upcoming sequel to Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, making it the third major game to the Dragon Age franchise.

In development at BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal for the past two years. Dragon Age III will be powered by EA’s critically-acclaimed Frostbite 2 technology.

“The Dragon Age team has been working on Dragon Age III: 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.”

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“With Dragon Age III: 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.

“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 III.”

Recently, I said that we didn´t want to talk about Dragon Age III unless we had something to show. I´m trying to stick to that plan and won´t be revealing much today. That said, a lot of information and rumors have surfaced recently and we don´t want to hide from them. There are a BUNCH of things that I really want to share with you but I want to do this right, and doing it right requires some more time.

So here´s what I can confirm for now:

  • The next game will be called Dragon Age III: Inquisition.
  • We won´t be talking about the story of the game today. Though you can make some guesses from the title.
  • This game is being made by a lot of the same team that has been working on Dragon Age since Dragon Age: Origins. It´s composed of both experienced BioWare veterans and talented new developers.
  • We are working on a new engine which we believe will allow us to deliver a more expansive world, better visuals, more reactivity to player choices, and more customization. At PAX East, we talked about armour and followers… Yeah, that kind of customisation. We´ve started with Frostbite 2 from DICE as a foundation to accomplish this.

No platforms have been mentioned yet, Dragon Age III might be released across current and next-generation systems – a late 2013 date has been confirmed with rumored new console launches.

 

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