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More confirmation Dragon Age 4 will be ‘single-player focused’

December 4 is Dragon Age Day (D4, get it?) simply as November 7 is Mass Effect Day, a time when the BioWare RPG’s fan group comes collectively to have a good time, raise money for charity, and pray for extra scraps of information in regards to the subsequent sport within the sequence. This yr, BioWare’s annual Dragon Age post included two brief tales (one about Grey Wardens, the opposite necromancers), and a fast notice about Dragon Age 4:

“Speaking of constructing new worlds and tales so that you can discover, we need to allow you to all know that we’re nonetheless onerous at work on constructing the following single-player centered expertise for Dragon Age. We’re excited for subsequent yr once we can speak extra about what we’re engaged on.”

The phrase “single-player centered expertise” could not look like a lot, however it backs up a report from earlier this yr that Dragon Age 4 was being retooled to ditch its deliberate reside service options. Back in 2019, EA started “doubling down on reside providers” as chief monetary officer Blake Jorgensen put it, and there was concern that Dragon Age 4 would be multiplayer-focused, as Anthem was. The failure of Anthem, and the success of singleplayer motion sport Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, reportedly inspired EA to cancel no matter multiplayer parts Dragon Age 4 would have had.

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Last month, Dragon Age 4’s senior artistic director left BioWare. Matt Goldman had been a part of the studio since 1998, starting as an artist on Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights. He took over as artistic lead on Dragon Age 4 in 2017 when Mike Laidlaw left. 

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