Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is now one step closer to being a complete game

The recent milestone signifies that Bioware can move on to improving the graphics and gameplay of the upcoming Dragon Age installment.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf doesn't have a release date yet, but the game has officially passed a significant milestone.

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If Dragon Age: Dreadwolf stays on schedule, it will launch a decade after the last Dragon Age game came out.

According to general manager, Gary McKay, the fourth mainline Dragon Age game has completed its alpha milestone. This means that the developers can now play the game from start to finish. Unfortunately, McKay didn't let us in on when we might expect to see more of the next game in BioWare's award-winning RPG series.

Here's what McKay had to say in a blog post:

Up to this point, we've been working hard on the various parts of the game, but it's not until the alpha milestone that a game all comes together. Now, for the first time, we can experience the entire game, from the opening scenes of the first mission to the very end. We can see, hear, feel, and play everything as a cohesive experience.

There's no fixed timeline from when a game goes from alpha to beta to completion. But, it's a big deal for Dreadwolf to pass this milestone. McKay also took this time to confirm that BioWare is also working on a new Mass Effect game as well as Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Finally, McKay teased that Mass Effect fans won't have to wait for too long to find out more about Mass Effect 5 (or is it 4?). McKay excitedly reveals that Bioware has a team "hard at work envisioning what the future holds for a new single-player Mass Effect game."

Dragon Age Dreadwolf One Step Closer Complete Game
The Tevinter Imperium will serve as the main setting for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.

As a current-gen exclusive title, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf benefits from powerful hardware. After earlier reports put the game's release date in late 2023 if not early 2024, the current updates we've been receiving suggest that it's on track for the said dates.

Case in point, the promising update in February was followed by the official name in June before we received a new community update last month.

If we're lucky, EA could showcase Dragon Age: Dreadwolf at this year's The Game Awards in December.

Speaking of EA, the massive video game publisher has several in-development titles in its pipeline. On top of Dragon Age: Dreadwolf and Mass Effect 5, EA and its subsidiaries are also working on a single-player Iron Man game and a Monster Hunter rival by Koei Tecmo.

Ray Ampoloquio
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