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Game News Dragon Age III: Inquisition Announced - Open Letter From Executive Producer

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Zed, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    Tags: BioWare; Dragon Age 3; Dragon Age III: Inquisition; Mark Darrah

    Dragon Age III: Inquisition was just announced via an open letter from Bioware's executive producer Mark Darrah.

    Here's a TL;DR snipper from his not-very-informative letter:

    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.

    You can read the rest of the letter at the newly launched website (which for now only contains the open letter).
     
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  2. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    Fuck those losers. Thankfully Obsidian's making the kind of game we wanted in the first place, instead of yet another shitty action game. Good riddance Bioware.
     
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  3. hoverdog dog that is hovering, Wastelands Interactive Developer

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    ohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:


















    nah.
     
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  4. Freelance Henchman Arcane

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    Cover-based shooter confirmed. :troll:
     
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  5. Morkar illiterate

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    Yeah, that kind of customization.
     
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  6. ohWOW Sucking on dicks and being proud of it Dumbfuck Queued

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    Will Bioware deliver?
     
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  7. Wise Emperor Cipher

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    Can I finally become a dragon?

    :eek:

    Story will be available in preorder day-one DLC!

    A new fuel for at least 100 pages in Bioware/Mass Effect thread. :love:
     
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  8. Fat Dragon Arbiter

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    It's amusing watching Bio try so hard to salvage this shit franchise.
     
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  9. Azalin Arcane Patron

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    Fix'd
     
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  10. Sordid MCA/Prosper Hybryd Arcane Patron

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    If Hamburger Hepler is in team than I don't worry 'bout plot and dialogues' supreme quality.
     
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  11. Harg Harfardarssen Cipher Patron

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    Why announce a game with an open letter to the fans instead of, you know, an announcement? My impressions is that open letters to the fans usually used to add that personal touch to corporate damage control efforts after a colossal fuck-up?

    Hmmm...Maybe Bioware has decided to focus on their core competencies by directing resources to their "apologizing for shitty games" unit and cutting out the capital intensive "making shitty games" division that's dragging their margins down?
     
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  12. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    You remember how Dragon Age: Origins was announced?
    The spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate! Super cool new fantasy franchise - injected with grimdark matureness!

    Hey, that reminds me of another very recent game announcement.
     
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  13. SuicideBunny (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

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    that'S right. bioware writers always wanted to deliver meaningful consequences to player choices, but couldn't due to technical limitations of the previous engines. so sad when your writing is too awesome for currently available technology to handle it.
    i'm fairly certain that i neither wanted fantasy nor rtwp.
     
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  14. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    inb4 bioware kickstarter

    "we wish to bring back the glory days of romantic role-playing games (RRPGs), since the sad tide of oldschool kickstarters has pushed the genre into a fringe existence, all but extinct"

    GLORIOUS
     
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  15. Alex_Steel Arcane Patron

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    Battlefield 3 with swords?
     
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  16. Untermensch Savant

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    This means more cringe-worthy dialogue to laugh at, more cheesy romances to mock, more betrayed and butthurt biotards screaming at the company.
    How can anyone not want another bioware game? The amount of entertainment it provides is truly majestic.

    Of course, I won't be paying a dime for that entertainment :smug:
     
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  17. Kron Arcane

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    I AM CONFUSE.

    Bioware needs a new engine to deliver meaningful player choices?
    Armor and companion customization = RPG?

    For fuck's sake, just die Biowhore.

    Good thing Obsidian will make a real RPG, clearly aimed at very different objectives, right?
     
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  18. Volrath Arcane Patron

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    This time you can destroy walls with fireballs. :troll:
     
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  19. Merkwürdigliebe Arcane

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    I hope it fails miserably and EA ends up shutting down Bioware. They are far beyond redemption any way, and the following Biodrone butthurt would be simply exquisite.
     
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  20. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    why does this make me think of a medieval/fantasy x-com

    that would be pretty boss actually
     
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  21. Lumpy Arcane

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    Quite unexpected.
     
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  22. Zdzisiu Arcane

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    Because nobody expects the Bioware Inquisition!
     
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  23. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    Well duh. If you hate the old IE games, then you would most certainly hate Obsidian's new project.
     
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  24. Kron Arcane

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    I seriously doubt Obsidian can top the quality of IE games.
     
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  25. Mozgoëbstvo Learned

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    So... this line was meant to appease someone? Like who? The "old school" DA1 fans?

    Nice way of putting your hands forward.

    :lol:
     
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