BioWare has provided an update on Dragon Age 4states that the game is “currently in production”, while also announcing the departure of the executive producer.
In one blog todayGeneral manager Gary McKay outlined the different stages of the game’s development, noting that Dragon Age 4 is currently in the middle of a phase where the development team is “working on the blueprint.”
“Our blueprint was finalized last year, so we’re now focusing on building on our vision: creating great environments, deep characters, strong gameplay, impactful writing, emotional cinematography – and more. The blueprint for the game is well understood and the team is focused,” he wrote.
However, he continued, the team is now saying goodbye to executive producer Christian Dailey, who started with BioWare back in 2018 and has promoted to executive producer in 2020 after Mark Darrah left the project. Dragon Age 4 has grappled with other famous departures over the years, including general manager Casey Hudson (along with Darrah in 2020) and senior creative director Matt Goldman late last year.
With Dailey’s departure, McKay outlines the current leadership structure at BioWare: Mac Walters, who led the development of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, serving as executive producer. Dragon Age design director Corrine Busche is game director, and Dragon Age development veteran Benoit Houle is product development director. McKay is also working closely with the team.
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McKay concluded by hinting that we’ll see more Dragon Age updates in the future in the form of blogs and social content, while reassuring that the next Mass Effect is still in the works and that the team is currently “actively generating new ideas and experiences. ”
We still don’t know too much about Dragon Age 4. First introduced in 2018 at The Game Awardswe already know that it will take place in Tevinter, watched some teasing art ideas, and get a glimpse of the return of Gray Wardens.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.
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