BioWare Says It’ll Take Inspiration from Skyrim for Next Dragon Age Sequel
Developers at BioWare told Wired this week that they’d be looking to the extremely popular and well-selling The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for inspiration when building the next title in the Dragon Age series. As you probably already know, Dragon Age II was both lauded and hated for some of its design elements this year (and for feeling rushed out), and BioWare went so far as to change the game somewhat substantially through DLC, addressing things like repeated environments and enemies.
BioWare is looking to take some of the improvements it made in Dragon Age II and marry it to the things people loved about Dragon Age: Origins, and that sounds like it’s the primary design goal and hurdle for the Dragon Age series as it approaches a third installment. It’s not officially announced yet, but there have been rumors about multiplayer elements and playable dragons, and BioWare has been coy about the whole thing thus far.
What inspiration BioWare might take from Skyrim and other open-world games isn’t really clear and the developer didn’t elaborate to Wired. But what it does seem like BioWare is very keen on is addressing just about all the fan feedback it received on the last two Dragon Age titles. So if you’re really adamant about something about the next DA game, it may actually pay for you to go voice your opinion on the forums. Sounds like BioWare is listening.