Last week, Casey Hudson, the general manager of BioWare teased some "secret Dragon Age stuff," which would be unveiled sometime in December 2018. And because it's only a few days until The Game Awards 2018, many people speculated that a new Dragon Age will be unveiled on this event.
“If you’ve been following these blogs […] you know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff. Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy. Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look).”
According to an insider report, the Dragon Age Game Awards reveal is pretty much confirmed. However, fans of the franchise should lower their excitement a little bit, because the next game in the series is at least three years away. Jeff Grubb, a journalist from The Verge, said that BioWare hasn’t even decided on a title for the next Dragon Age yet.
A longtime Dragon Age writer, Mr. Mike Laidlaw had been developing a new entry at BioWare for some time. However, due to BioWare's decision to halt production and focus on Anthem, Laidlaw has departed from the company. Because of all those reasons, the next Dragon Age has been in development hell for the past year or so, with BioWare planning to re-start the project from scratch, possibly to work in more live service elements.
It’s somewhat surprising that BioWare is teasing the game so far out, but Hudson is said to be passionate about the series and pushing hard for another entry. Also, revealing RPGs early seems to be the new hot thing – BioWare’s main competitors at Bethesda teased both Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI at this year’s E3. Also, if Anthem isn’t received well, it would be to BioWare’s benefit to have something more traditional already announced and in the works.
However, we still have to wait until The Game Awards 2018 to get a confirmation.