It is pretty clear that BioWare has all of its focus set on the upcoming Anthem. That game is going to be massive and that is for sure. However, fans have been concerned about other major titles by BioWare as well, one of which includes Dragon Age. And apparently according to the devs, the development of Dragon Age 4 could very well be affected by Anthem’s development.

This is not something that has been orchestrated by the reporters, in fact, this is what Casey Hudson and Patrick Weekes who is the writer for BioWare have said.

Weeks recently shared quite an inauspicious Tweet regarding the development of Dragon Age 4. Where he seems to have pointed out towards a possible struggle Dragon Age’s fourth installment might be facing, in terms of development.

Happy fourth birthday to #DragonAgeInquisition. Whatever happens in the future, I’m proud to have been part of a team committed to making its players’ lives better.

We have some of the best, geekiest, most passionate fans in the world, and my life is better for knowing you.

Now you may find this Tweet fairly ominous in its nature but if we pair this Tweet with an earlier one by Casey Hudson, you will be able to see a bigger picture.

Some weird stuff going around about how our future games will be influenced by Anthem. Of course, when we do a Dragon Age game it will be designed from the ground up based on what Dragon Age should be. Same with Mass Effect…

Anthem is a specific thing that’s unique from our other IPs in many ways. What carries forward is what we learn about game design, which is a constant evolution.

It is pretty obvious that Electronic Arts are trying to push the live service model inspired by Anthem for Dragon Age 4 and they are not making progress. All the while Casey Hudson seems to cover that up, saying that Dragon Age 4 development will be from the ground up and will stay true to its core.

Having said, it can not be argued that Anthem’s development must have an influence over other titles. We know that BioWare has all of its focus set on various aspects of the game, especially its gameplay. That and the fact that EA has also placed quite a lot of trust in this upcoming title, in terms of sales it is projected to make.

And what we know so far about the upcoming Dragon Age is that it has definitely entered the thought process. However, now it seems like it will remain there for quite some time.

So, one thing is pretty clear that unless Anthem is completely out the devs are not going anywhere near Dragon Age 4’s development, let alone Mass Effect.

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I have a lot of love for Movies especially science fiction however nothing beats the fun of sitting behind a screen and playing some hard core FPS games. Apart from them i am a major lover of Assassins Creed titles especially Brotherhood, The Witcher and God Of War. Huge fan of animation director Hayo Mayazaki.