BioWare is Still Chipping Away at Dragon Age 4, Even Considering a Return to Mass Effect

BioWare is Still Chipping Away at Dragon Age 4, Even Considering a Return to Mass Effect

BioWare is keeping busy beyond Anthem.

BioWare focused their entire EA Play presentation on Anthem today, but that doesn't mean BioWare isn't tinkering with its other IPs. While not a main priority, there are some at BioWare chipping away at the next Dragon Age and maybe even thinking about a new Mass Effect.

According to Game Informer's Anthem cover story BioWare's Casey Hudson explained that while the bulk of BioWare is working on Anthem, there's some background work being done on the next Dragon Age.

"I would say a majority of the people at BioWre are working on Anthem, but we do have people who are figuring out what a next Dragon Age would look like," said Hudson. Dragon Age has been named dropped a couple times by Hudson who explained that the narrative work being done on Anthem could be used in the next Dragon Age.

Hudson also surprised with mention of Mass Effect, a series put on ice after the disappointing reactions to Mass Effect: Andromeda. "It's my baby. I helped start Mass Effect from the beginning. Of course we intent to get back to it at some point."

Anthem is BioWare's shared world, live service game. Anthem will be releasing on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on February 22, 2019. BioWare is promising no randomized loot boxes, but there will be cosmetic items that players can purchase. They will know what items they will be buying, and the items will be strictly cosmetic.

For more on EA's announcements today check out our EA Play 2018 recap. Also check out our E3 2018 guide for the latest announcements and updates.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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