Dragon Age III Going Open World, Launching Next Fall

Electronic Arts and BioWare have officially unveiled the next instalment in their brutal, fantasy RPG series.

Dragon Age Inquisition is set to launch in Fall 2014 (presumably on next-gen platforms) and will be the first game in the franchise to feature open world mechanics.

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The trailer shown on-stage, dubbed “The Fires Above” showed a devastated Ferelden as well as two of the series’ most iconic characters: the beardless dwarf, Varric, and sultry sorceress, Morrigan.

There’s no word on how action-orientated combat will be. Many fans of Dragon Age: Origins felt let down by the changes made to the system in Dragon Age II, calling it a dumbed down pitched in order to appeal to a wider audience.

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6 Comments

  1. So excited about this. True DA2 was a bit of a let down, I quite liked the combat changes, for the mage class at least.
    Frostbite 3, open world, I just hope the development cycle has been a productive one and that Bioware, and EA have listed to feedback.
    The world Bioware have created with Dragon Age is fantastic, I really hope they knock this out of the park.

  2. Yay, sequels!

  3. DA2 wasn’t as good as it could have been, but i still enjoyed it, in fact i just started another playthrough the other day.

    i’m looking forward to seeing what they can do with the series with an open world.

    good to see Morrigan back too.

  4. Hopefully they will fulfill the original and much more with this now mass effect 3 is out the way. High hopes, and fingers crossed.

  5. Please Bioware, do it well.

  6. Funny how EA/Bioware have switched to open world and delayed release by a year.

    Late 2014 is also the release date for The Witcher 3. Which declared months ago that it would be open world.

    EA/Bioware need to stop trying to match their competitors like for like and try to get back to some originality.

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