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Bioware: Dragon Age 3 "A Nice Balance" Between Origins, DA 2

Felix Kemp
BioWare, Dragon Age 3, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age II | Dragon Age: Origins

Bioware: Dragon Age 3 "A Nice Balance" Between Origins, DA 2

Bioware is facing its toughest challenge yet; convincing fans that Dragon Age 2 was just a bump in the road towards further RPG glory. Long considered one of the finest proponents of the Western role-playing model, their acquisition by EA prompted many fears the quality of their output would decline, and Dragon Age 2's mixed reception did nothing to quell such concerns. In a chat with OXM today, Bioware explained their vision for Dragon Age 3, and how they'd like to strike a "nice balance" between Origins and its much-maligned sequel.

"We think we can do that. We can actually take the best of breed features from the original game in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II and put them together," reveals Bioware chief and co-founder Ray Muzyka told OXM. "Some of the changes we made in Dragon Age II, we were proud of the team. We think they were the right changes. We wanted the team to push in that direction, but we also want to integrate feedback from our core fans because they're really important to us. So I think there's a nice balance that can be struck to achieve that."

That said, Bioware has yet to announce Dragon Age 3 officially. But when you consider Bioware's recent murmurings, and EA's sequel-obsession, it's not hard to believe it'll happen. Muzyka hinted at "future projects" in the Dragon Age franchise, as well as teasing DLC plans that "address some of the feedback from some of our core fans". "We haven't announced Dragon Age III formally at all, but we can say we're definitely thinking about future products. There's some cool stuff in the works there." [OXM]

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StolenDiagram  Aug. 11, 2011 at 17:07

Perhaps Bioware could use some sort of magic orb/device that somehow erases the events of DA2, instead continuing on from the cliffhanger left at the end of Witch Hunt WHICH WAS WHAT THE FANS WANTED!

The characters were one of the best aspects of the original and those that returned were VERY shamefully reduced to cameo roles. They NEED a FAR greater presence in the 3rd game.

MattGardner  Aug. 11, 2011 at 17:54

continuing on from the cliffhanger left at the end of Witch Hunt

Now wouldn't that be lovely

StolenDiagram  Aug. 11, 2011 at 18:45

OMG, someone on Dealspwn ACTUALLY agrees in part with one of my rants!

*is amazed*

MattGardner  Aug. 11, 2011 at 19:54

We love a bit of ranting every now and then...where appropriate, naturally.

Our favourites at the moment are rather centred around 'Are EA ruining BioWare?' and Microsoft's unfathomable approach to pretty much anything these days.

I was so angry with DAII that we ran this: http://www.dealspwn.com/rant-dragon-age-2-disappoints-54966

StolenDiagram  Aug. 11, 2011 at 20:36

In response to your first question:

Yes, definitely!


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