New Dragon Age Game in the Works

Mark Darrah tweets about being the Executive Producer of Anthem (more on that below) and Dragon Age (thanks MP1ST). This includes an off-hand mention of the fact that there "are people hard at work" on the next Dragon Age game, which is not yet officially announced. Word is: "Halfway through my trip to Barcelona! I’m here showing Anthem internally to EA. I am EP of BOTH DA and Anthem working with @Bio_Warner as Game Director Anthem’s up next but there are people hard at work on both franchises and I look forward to sharing more in the future"
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Jan 26, 2018, 15:36
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Quinn wrote on Jan 26, 2018, 02:23:
Can I hop on the extreme leftist millenials train and claim that what I FEEL is true? XD

That's hardly reserved only for the left, or any particular age group.
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Jan 26, 2018, 02:27
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Jerykk wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 23:07:
Orogogus wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 18:04:
The PC gets a lot of indie games, but all the big budget games still end up on one or both of the consoles.

All the big-budget games come to PC as well (except for the first-party exclusives). Given the rising costs of AAA development, not releasing on PC is just throwing away money.

Ya, but the PC doesn't get first party exclusives. So games like Horizon Zero Dawn or Uncharted never come over, but everything on the PC goes over there. Except the MOBAs, I guess? It seems like a net win for consoles to me.

Also, the rising profits of PC gaming are due primarily to incredibly popular F2P games like Lol and DotA2 more than anything else. PUBG is popular, but it's a one-time purchase whereas F2P can monetize for years.

That was true last year, but I feel like PUBG is really something else due to its monetization attracting the Chinese farmers. Simplified Chinese is the leading user language on Steam by about a 4:1 ratio, when it was more like 1:1 slightly in favor of English as recently as September. I think it's probably a major factor on its own, the way Pokemon Go was for mobile. Not a long term thing, but it's certainly true this past year.
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Jan 26, 2018, 02:23
 
Can I hop on the extreme leftist millenials train and claim that what I FEEL is true? XD
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Jan 25, 2018, 23:07
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Re: New Dragon Age Game in the Works Jan 25, 2018, 23:07
Jan 25, 2018, 23:07
 
Orogogus wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 18:04:
The PC gets a lot of indie games, but all the big budget games still end up on one or both of the consoles.

All the big-budget games come to PC as well (except for the first-party exclusives). Given the rising costs of AAA development, not releasing on PC is just throwing away money.

Also, the rising profits of PC gaming are due primarily to incredibly popular F2P games like Lol and DotA2 more than anything else. PUBG is popular, but it's a one-time purchase whereas F2P can monetize for years.

Quinn wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 17:22:
Both online as in my real life surroundings, I hear of console players buying PCs or saving money for one as they desperately want to become part of this fabled (thank you Zero Punctuation) PC Master Race.

That's not really true at all. The vast majority of console gamers have no interest in PC gaming. They simply don't see PC as a gaming platform even if it's objectively superior. PC gaming revenues are growing but that's not because console players are abandoning consoles.
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Jan 25, 2018, 18:04
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Quinn wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 17:22:
I may want to see something that isn't there, but I really think the PC is a platform growing in popularity greatly in the last few years.

I think you're seeing what you want to see.

Gamesindustry.biz link

Console and non-browser PC games holding steady, with far more growth in mobile games. Insofar as the PC segment is holding its own, it's due almost entirely to Chinese farmers jumping on PUBG in a big way while the Xbox and PS never really gained a foothold in China even after being unbanned. If you take China out of the equation then the consoles would have a substantial lead over PC (but still trailing mobile, I think).

While I don't have a PS4, people speak very highly of its exclusives like Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted. On the VR side Sony was able to lock down high profile games like Resident Evil 7 and Skyrim, keeping them out of the hands of PC VR users. I just don't see the console side being defeated at all. The PC gets a lot of indie games, but all the big budget games still end up on one or both of the consoles.
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Jan 25, 2018, 17:22
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Jan 25, 2018, 17:22
 
I may want to see something that isn't there, but I really think the PC is a platform growing in popularity greatly in the last few years. The console vs PC war has basically ended among gamers, and the console players now mostly just nod their heads in defeated fashion when PC players claim superiority. Both online as in my real life surroundings, I hear of console players buying PCs or saving money for one as they desperately want to become part of this fabled (thank you Zero Punctuation) PC Master Race.

What I am getting at is that EA's catering to the console market will continue to hurt them in this era. The PC (personal computer) community is simply too loud and is only getting louder and louder.

EA will adjust or die within a matter of years, marking a renaissance in PC gaming. DA will cause the shift, just like Anthem and other games doomed to fail because EA.

You'll get your spiritual BG3 games. Give it 5 to 10 years.
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Jan 25, 2018, 16:55
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Jan 25, 2018, 16:55
 
Dragon Age:Origins was spectacular, I loved it, even with the unnecessarily complicated modding/DLC crap when it was first released(I assume it's improved now?)

I played the demo for DA2 and hated it, skipped the game.

I do have DA:Inquisition, but kinda gave up on it fairly early on. I fought the camera more than the enemies, and didn't really enjoy their damage system much. I've been meaning to go back and finish it, but there is so much other stuff to play, I doubt it'll happen anytime soon.

This upcoming DA game sounds like it is years away, not sure sure why they even mentioned it, when you would think the company's focus is Anthem still.
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Jan 25, 2018, 12:27
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Jan 25, 2018, 12:27
 El Pit
 
DA:O was by far the best game but I did like DA2 quite a bit. DA:I looked great but was a bit too repetitive and grindy IMO. I hope for something that plays like DA:O and partially DA2 but looks as good as DA:I.

Oh, AND FIX THAT GODDAMNED CAMERA BUG YOU NEVER CARED ABOUT IN DA:I. Don't do this again in the new Dragon Age because I would not buy it even for $10 if the camera is as broken as it is in DA:I.
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Jan 25, 2018, 10:16
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Jerykk wrote on Jan 24, 2018, 23:03:
Zanderat1 wrote on Jan 24, 2018, 22:30:
I actually liked DA2. It had it's flaws, but was fun to play. OTOH, I found DAI boring and quit about a third of the way in.

The combat encounters were horribly designed. They would just keep spawning wave after wave of enemies, making it impossible to actually plan ahead. This was infuriating on Nightmare difficulty where enemies actually posed a threat but the encounters were clearly designed for the lower difficulties where enemies were just cannon fodder.

In any case, I sincerely hope they abandon the open-world nonsense of DA:I. Bioware isn't good at it. Just make a regular, 40-60 hour RPG with no filler, please.
Agree. But if you play it for the story/characters and can overlook its flaws (reused maps, etc.), it was quite fun.
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Jan 25, 2018, 09:15
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Ignoring the MMO type grind garbage, which I'm sure EA will just turn into a loot chest this time around, I really enjoyed Inquisition, and will very likely scoop up a new DA.
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Jan 25, 2018, 08:35
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Jan 25, 2018, 08:35
 
DA 2 and 3 was not more of DA:O's style because EA poisoned the pot and demanded console versions of the game. DA:O's style did not work well on consoles.

Not to mention EA forcing an almost 6 month delay on DA:O for no reason other than demanding a console version of it when one was never even planned.

So yeah. Fuck DA 2 and 3.
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Jan 25, 2018, 08:32
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Re: New Dragon Age Game in the Works Jan 25, 2018, 08:32
Jan 25, 2018, 08:32
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I really enjoyed every DA game except the last. It had its good points and I never found it bad per se, but it just didn't hook me like the rest. I would gladly give a new one a go.
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Beamer wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 08:19:
That's far less true with modern games. People mostly expect more of the same, only better. Only it can't be too much more of the same. And it can't be too different.
Thats true. The FF main series was not and still is not a typical AAA franchise with yearly releases like CoD, AC or FIFA.
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Kajetan wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 02:05:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 01:55:
This is a cursed series, for every player, there is a wildly different expectation to meet. I guess that is what you get when every game is noticeably different than any other. I liked all 3 for different reasons, some only like 1 of the 3 for a specific reason or two.
The Final Fantasy series, making every game different, does just fine.

Done right, you not only can get away with it, but make it a positive characteristic of your series.

FF has a loooong history of it, though. It extends back to the time that sequels were rare. It extends back to Zelda 2, Mario 2, and Castlevania 2, back when people didn't expect more of the same. So people are already primed for a weird, completely different FF game.

That's far less true with modern games. People mostly expect more of the same, only better. Only it can't be too much more of the same. And it can't be too different.

Rare exceptions of things mind-blowingly improved, but mind-blowingly improved games are rare when the consensus seems to be the game was already pretty good.
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Jan 25, 2018, 08:00
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To me, DAI was boring as fuck. I also found the storyline entirely uninspiring. I remember when it first came out and people were telling me "It gets better after the first stage." That's a failure in my book, not a plus. Your first stage should be the hook that draws your player base in, not some godawful filler to make them wade through until you make it interesting.
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Jan 25, 2018, 07:25
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Dragon Age: Origins, promised a return to Bioware's form of old. Solid, story driven, RPGs with huge character development and great gameplay in the clasic CRPG sense.

Sadly, as the sequels it spawned prove, it turned out to be a bullshit promise.

Thank god for CDProject RED.
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Jan 25, 2018, 05:31
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Jan 25, 2018, 05:31
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Really liked DA:O just for existing, even if it wasn't "BG3".

DA2, I really liked the story, but as mentioned, the combat encounters were horrible on Hard or above difficulty; you had to charge with your caster/ranged because otherwise reinforcements would spawn on them, or they'd just be one-shot by a hidden rogue.

DA3 I got to the last 10% and disliked the area design so much and cared so little about the characters and what was going on I just forgot to keep playing one day. I'll get back to it eventually just for completion sake.

I dunno, am hopeful because I like western RPGs, but not hyped... Hopefully after the hatewave EA got over Battlefront and people tearing into ME:A's launch quality, it'll be decent.
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Jan 25, 2018, 03:38
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Oh boy, I am really looking forward to the loot boxes!
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Jan 25, 2018, 02:32
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Jan 25, 2018, 02:32
 Cram
 
Can I has a Baldur's Gate 3 instead?
Please can I has?

A product way past its day I suppose. Almost 18 years now since BG2? Good lord.
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HorrorScope wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 01:55:
This is a cursed series, for every player, there is a wildly different expectation to meet. I guess that is what you get when every game is noticeably different than any other. I liked all 3 for different reasons, some only like 1 of the 3 for a specific reason or two.
The Final Fantasy series, making every game different, does just fine.

Done right, you not only can get away with it, but make it a positive characteristic of your series.
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