Dragon Age III: Inquisition Confirmed, Engine Based on Frostbite 2

Dragon Age III: Inquisition Confirmed, Engine Based on Frostbite 2

Today BioWare published a blog post by Executive Producer Mark Darrah confirming the development of Dragon Age III: Inquisition.

The post doesn’t say much about the actual game, but it’s definitely quite interesting, especially for those that weren’t exactly happy with the direction taken with Dragon Age II (me included).

Here’s a series of bullet points:

  • 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 armor and followers… Yeah, that kind of customization. We’ve started with Frostbite 2 from DICE as a foundation to accomplish this.

I have to admit that I am quite interested in seeing what BioWare can do with an engine as powerful as Frostbite 2. Darrah promises that the development team will keep an open stance and worked on the game while absorbing the feedback from the fans on the previous titles.

I can only hope that’s true, because if that’s the case we can expect Inquisition to bring back a lot from Origins. It would about time.