Gary McKay, the GM at BioWare, took over the studio’s blog to provide an update for fans looking for an update regarding the next Dragon Age game.
McKay breaks down the process of how game development works, including the concept and pre-production phases that lay the foundation out for the rest of the game. The production phase is where the main work is done and where the game in development begins to come together. After that, the game would hit an Alpha state before Beta state where the polish is doled out.
“For the next Dragon Age, we are right in the middle of Production, which is a great feeling. Our blueprint was completed last year, so we’re now focused on building out our vision: creating amazing environments, deep characters, strong gameplay, impactful writing, emotional cinematics—and much more,” McKay said. “The blueprint for the game is well understood and the team is focused.”
This matches what Jeff Grubb mentioned last week on his podcast, stating that Dragon Age 4 was on schedule.
“Later this year, you will start to hear more from the Dragon Age team in the form of blogs and social content,” continues McKay. “As we move through development we’ll also be in regular communication with players who sit on our community council. As passionate fans like you, we take their feedback seriously. We are also listening to all of you as you share your thoughts and experiences, so keep talking to us!”
What does come as a surprise is that Christian Dailey has left BioWare. The news was confirmed by Dailey on Twitter. Daily joined the team in 2018 and served as an executive producer on Dragon Age.
Hi friends. I wanted to pass on the news that I am leaving BioWare. The next Dragon Age is in great hands. Looking forward to cheering on the team and playing as a fan. Please follow my friends on the latest and greatest moving forward. Much love #DragonAge#Anthem family. 🐲🤖 https://t.co/y3OZ5vb8D2