BioWare announces ‘Dragon Age III: Inquisition,’ uses Frostbite 2 engine

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In a rather surprise announcement this morning, EA has made an announcement that Dragon Age III is in fact in development currently.  The official name will be Dragon Age III: Inquisition, and the game will be using the Frostbite 2 engine.

In their blog post announcing the title, it was stated that they’ll be heavily customizing the Frostbite 2 engine but they’re excited to have it as their base.  The purpose of the blog post was to address quite a few of the rumors regarding the title, but very few questions were actually answered.  However, EA did confirm the following:

  • The next game will be called Dragon Age III: Inquisition.
  • We won´t be talking about the story of the game today. Though you can make some guesses from the title.
  • This game is being made by a lot of the same team that has been working on Dragon Age since Dragon Age: Origins. It´s composed of both experienced BioWare veterans and talented new developers.
  • We are working on a new engine which we believe will allow us to deliver a more expansive world, better visuals, more reactivity to player choices, and more customization. At PAX East, we talked about armour and followers… Yeah, that kind of customisation. We´ve started with Frostbite 2 from DICE as a foundation to accomplish this.

It’ll be interesting to see if BioWare goes back to the formula of the original title or looks to use the more action oriented version we saw in the second title.  We don’t expect to hear very much over the next few months, but we do expect EA & BioWare to unveil at least the first screenshot within the next few weeks.  Oh, you’re looking for a release date?  EA has confirmed that the game will be hitting shelves in the Fall of 2013.

What do you think about the official name for the title?  What do you hope to see out of Dragon Age III: Inquisition?  Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or discuss Dragon Age in our forums.

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