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Default Dragon Age III: Inquisition Thread - 09-17-2012, 16:31 | posts: 4,383 | Location: Europe

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Hey everyone,

We are going to do things a little differently today. Some of you may not know who I am so to start out, I'm going to tell you a little bit about myself.

I joined BioWare in May of 1997 making this year my 15th year with the Company (So, old…). I am a programmer by training and implemented the AI, scripting, and combat systems in Baldur's Gate. After that, I moved into a lead programmer role on Tales of the Sword Coast, BG2, and Shadows of Amn. I kept my hands dirty during this time; you have me to blame for the wild mage.

After the Baldur's Gate series, I was the lead programmer on Jade Empire, though I made a brief detour to implement the first version of the DM client in Neverwinter Nights.

Then through a weird series of un-relatable stories, I ended up on BioWare's handheld title Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. I started out as Lead Programmer and finished in charge of the project. Along the way I managed to write a scripting language somehow WORSE than the one in BG, yet at the same time coded a stats system that I am VERY proud of. Fundamentally, the core achievement was that you could not die after you had already; it's surprising how hard that can be to ensure, sometimes.

Finally I moved over to the Dragon Age franchise. I have been the Executive Producer since just before Dragon Age: Origins shipped.

I am part of an active D&D campaign, love collecting pen and paper stuff and like walks on the beach.

Actually I don't like walks on the beach, too smooshy.

Okay, enough about me, why have I called you all here today?

I am pleased to confirm that we are, in fact, working on the next Dragon Age game. Not a big surprise to most of you, I know. We have been working on it in some way for about two years now with the bulk of our efforts ramping up about 18 months ago.

Part of that effort has involved you, our fans, and the feedback you've provided for Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and their DLC. We've visited message boards, read reviews, and we've gone to events to have direct face to face conversations with some of our most passionate fans. We've been listening, and we will continue to listen.

Recently, I said that we didn't want to talk about Dragon Age III unless we had something to show. I'm trying to stick to that plan and won't be revealing much today. That said, a lot of information and rumors have surfaced recently and we don't want to hide from them. There are a BUNCH of things that I really want to share with you but I want to do this right, and doing it right requires some more time.

So here's what I can confirm for now:
•The next game will be called Dragon Age III: Inquisition.
•We won't be talking about the story of the game today. Though you can make some guesses from the title.
•This game is being made by a lot of the same team that has been working on Dragon Age since Dragon Age: Origins. It's composed of both experienced BioWare veterans and talented new developers.
•We are working on a new engine which we believe will allow us to deliver a more expansive world, better visuals, more reactivity to player choices, and more customization. At PAX East, we talked about armor and followers… Yeah, that kind of customization. We've started with Frostbite 2 from DICE as a foundation to accomplish this.


There's much more to talk about, of course, but it will have to wait until it's ready for the prime time.

We are going to be as open as we can. We will continue to have a dialogue with you and answer what questions we can. Keep providing us with your feedback. I'm excited about what we are working on and I hope that you will be too. I know this is going to be hard to believe, but it is just as hard for me not to tell you stuff as it is for you to wait.

With thanks for your enthusiasm, and your patience,

Mark
http://dragonage.bioware.com/inquisition/
   
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Sounds promising.
   
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Default 09-17-2012, 16:33 | posts: 7,428 | Location: Canada, Quebec

With the BF3 engine they can make awesome open world zones to explore. They can. But will they?
   
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I expect native DX11 and Hi-res Texture support out of the box.
   
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Default 09-17-2012, 17:50 | posts: 756 | Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

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With the BF3 engine they can make awesome open world zones to explore. They can. But will they?
Can't help but wonder the same thing, god I hope they don't Fk it up...
   
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Default 09-17-2012, 17:55 | posts: 6,563 | Location: Dubai

They will be fine if EA grants them creative independence, I doubt it however.
   
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Default 09-17-2012, 18:44 | posts: 18,331 | Location: Turkey

iam a DA fan. throw anything on my face named under DA. this will be a fun game i hope. visuals r important yeah but im hoping a good story with good gameplay elements.
   
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DA2 was one of the worst rpgs i ever played , period!.
   
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F2P Origin exclusive with social features?


I doubt they will do something half as good as DAO again
   
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Default 09-17-2012, 19:04 | posts: 6,563 | Location: Dubai

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F2P Origin exclusive with social features?


I doubt they will do something half as good as DAO again
Ughh ... a F2P Dragon Age? Horrible to even imagine, pay to unlock all dungeons instead of properly playing quests or equipping very high level stuff in the beginning, etc. *shudder* I hope they never make that announcement!
   
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Ughh ... a F2P Dragon Age? Horrible to even imagine, pay to unlock all dungeons instead of properly playing quests or equipping very high level stuff in the beginning, etc. *shudder* I hope they never make that announcement!
I hope I am wrong too.. But I have been surprised in the past by EA.. whoever saw a F2P C&C Generals 2 coming?
   
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Default 09-18-2012, 02:46 | posts: 1,035 | Location: California

Didn't they say almost the same thing for DA2 and look at what came of it.
   
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Oh great, another game losing its mod capabilities due to Frostbite 2....
   
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DA2 was one of the worst rpgs i ever played , period!.
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Oh great, another game losing its mod capabilities due
to Frostbite 2....
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After DA2, I am not going suggest anything for DA3, nor buy it, nor play it...
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 17:07 | posts: 9,448 | Location: Sweden

http://www.actiontrip.com/news/drago...eased/102212_3

Various concept art images and some little info on the game itself.

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You will play a human character. So don't expect any dwarf-on-elf action.

You get to choose backgrounds but you won't be able to play them like in Origins. We know from before that you won't reprise the role of Hawke.

Your character will get control over a castle. No context given.

Character customization will be greater than in Origins. This includes follower customization. Not sure if this includes ability/skills customization or anything that actually matters.

Saved games will transfer over from previous games, somehow... for some reason.

"One level in Dragon Age 3 is as big as all of the levels in Dragon Age 2". Not sure if I understand this quote. Are they going for open area exploration? It's built on the Battlefield 3 engine after all.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 17:22 | posts: 6,563 | Location: Dubai

DA2 was in one city, DA3 will be in one level and DA4 will be in one room Save games will transfer and make little to no difference to the game
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 18:22 | posts: 4,376 | Location: Romania

I'm surprised they still implement the older save-game thingy, it didn't make much sense in DA2, doubt it will now(as opposed of how it was with DAO and it's Awakening expansion).

My ideal DA3 would be a mix of DAO story/gameplay, voiced dialogues from DA2 and graphics done well with Frostbite engine.
   
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Default 10-22-2012, 19:01 | posts: 6,559

Seriously. You guys don't think you're overstating it, even a little, when you say DA2 is among the worst RPGs. I mean, I don't think anyone can take you seriously when you say that.
   
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I'm surprised they still implement the older save-game thingy, it didn't make much sense in DA2, doubt it will now(as opposed of how it was with DAO and it's Awakening expansion).
Depends where they go in DA3. No reason to drop it now at any rate...
   
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http://www.actiontrip.com/news/drago...eased/102212_3

Various concept art images and some little info on the game itself.
Considering Hawke disappeared at the end of DA2, I wouldn't expect to play him/her in DA:I.
   
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i lost my faith in ea i mean bioware after DA2 and ME 3
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 12:49 | posts: 4,383 | Location: Europe

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition Delayed To 2014, Coming To Next-Generation Platforms Only
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Okay PS3 and X360 owners, say goodbye to Dragon Age 3. Not that you really cared about, especially after the atrocious second part of this series, but let’s be honest here; most of you wanted to see whether BioWare would bring the series back to its former glory. Well, if you’re still interested in it, you’ll have to wait until 2014 and purchase one of the next-generation consoles. Or stick with the PC.

As IGN reported, Dragon Age 3: Inquisition has been delayed to 2014 and is now planned for next-generation platforms only. The information comes from the LinkedIn resume of EA Shanghai level designer Tao Gu.


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“scope of the DAIII has been chaged [sic]. Targets next gen platform [sic] and will be postpone [sic] to 2014.”
Dragon Age 3: Inquisition is built on DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine and will be one of the first next-generation games that will be powered by it.

Back in November, the first screenshot from the game was unveiled during BioWare’s Art and Animation Director, Neil Thompson, talk at the Bradford Animation Festival.

In other words, it’s too early to speak about DAIII, so forget about it. At least for now.
http://www.d sogaming.com/news/dragon-age-3-inquisition-delayed-to-2014-coming-to-next-generation-platforms-only/
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Default 11-30-2012, 08:07 | posts: 710

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With the BF3 engine they can make awesome open world zones to explore. They can. But will they?
Of course they will.
When Skyrim was released I read Dragon Age team impressions.
They said that they took Skyrim very seriously and they are examine it closely.
So, after this news, I think the reason why they choose FB2 is open world game like Skyrim.

It's irony that Skyrim has more interesting involvement of dragons than DRAGON AGE.

So, DA3 must have some refreshments that Skyrim put.

QUE. What is PC equivalent to next gen consoles ?

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IGN News: Dragon Age 3 is "Stunningly Beautiful", Says Dev
   
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