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.Click here for more
Despite its less than spectacular reception, Dragon Age 2's commercial success must have been enough to convince EA to go ahead with a third game in the series, as a surprisingly candid Tweet, courtesy of Bioware Creative Lead, Alastair McNally, has revealed the studio is looking for talented artists to join the team and begin work on Dragon Age 3.
On his official Twitter, McNally states "I'm looking for exceptional environment artists to join me at #BioWare Edmonton, Canada to work on #DragonAge3 #gamejobs #jobs #3D #artists". It's remarkably explicit, with none of the usual PR jargon to hide exactly what Bioware is hiring for. He outs Dragon Age 3 in name, prompting us to believe he's either made a mistake or a reveal is just around the corner. At E3, perhaps? [Twitter]