Dragon Age 4 might be released by late 2023 if not early 2024

An insider claims that Dragon Age 4 will be here no earlier than 18 months from now.

There was a time when BioWare was expected to release at least one new game every year. However, after flubbing Mass Effect: Andromeda in 2017 and Anthem in 2019, BioWare hasn't recovered since. The only game that the developers have released since Dragon Age: Inquisition, that received critical acclaim, and also sold well is 2021's Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, which is a remastered bundle containing all three of the original Mass Effect games.

A decade would have passed between Dragon Age: Inquisition and Dragon Age 4 if the latter is released in 2024.
A decade would have passed between Dragon Age: Inquisition and Dragon Age 4 if the latter is released in 2024.

Having said that, fans do at least have two titles from BioWare to look forward to in Dragon Age 4 and Mass Effect 4.

Now, it appears that Dragon Age 4 could be here soon enough.

According to an episode of GrubbsNax, industry insider Jeff Grubb claims that the latest installment in BioWare's epic fantasy series is on track for a late 2023 release. To be specific, Grubb describes the game's development to be in "very good shape" and that it is at least 18 months away from launch. Although BioWare could push the game back to a later date, a potential release window suggests that the development of Dragon Age 4 is progressing well. Not to mention, the date would align with the previous report that Dragon Age 4 will be exclusive to next-gen consoles.

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and microchip shortage, BioWare might be using this extra development time to polish Dragon Age 4 until it feels confident about the numbers of Xbox Series S/X and PS5 consoles sold on the market. Also, BioWare might be more conscious about its "magic" after a former Dragon Age producer outed the studio's toxic practice.

We can only hope that BioWare hasn't lost its touch and confidence yet after releasing "bad" games back-to-back.

At the end of the day, only BioWare knows when Dragon Age 4 is going to come out. We can only hope that BioWare finds a way to tide fans over until then. After all, if Mass Effect fans got Mass Effect Legendary Edition last year, what's stopping BioWare from doing a remaster of all three Dragon Age games? The first two Dragon Age titles are looking worse for wear and could use a fresh coat of paint.

Ray Ampoloquio
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