Next Dragon Age Dropping Multiplayer: Report

A story on Bloomberg states that Electronic Arts is changing course on BioWare's upcoming Dragon Age game. It says "people familiar with the matter" reveal all multiplayer content is being removed from the next game in the series, which was previously planning on having a significant multiplayer component. The unconfirmed report says this decision was influenced by the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the failure of the Anthem:
The diverging trajectories of two recent games changed the minds of Wilson and other executives at EA, according to the people. One was Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a single-player game released in November 2019 that won critical acclaim and outperformed EA’s sales expectations, reaching more than 10 million players in its first four months. The second was BioWare’s Anthem, a multiplayer game that was widely panned when it launched. The games showed that single-player games could still be lucrative and that BioWare, traditionally known for its single-player, role-playing games, might be better off returning to its roots. A spokesman for EA declined to comment.
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Feb 26, 2021, 09:43
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Feb 26, 2021, 09:43
Ozmodan wrote on Feb 26, 2021, 09:00:
Removing multiplayer will drastically dim my interest in the new title

Polar opposite for me. A focus on single player puts this game back on my radar after I had previously chalked it off as yet another GaaS multiplayer dudebro lulzfest.

I actually liked all three previous DA games. DAI (instead of DAO) could have been the best in the series with more focus and less of that MMO-like filler garbage. I hope that they really nail the single player narrative now that the shackles of multiplayer shallowness have been removed. As simple as the premise may be (demon invasion), the DA world is very rich in terms of lore and there are a lot of interesting characters, lands and places to explore. I'm cautiously more optimistic now that DA4 might turn out decent.
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