The third title in the Dragon Age series is set to take notes from the hugely successful open world RPG ‘Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ as well as other RPGs and feedback from gamers on Dragon Age 2.
Bioware’s head Ray Muzyka, has been talking about it with Wired magazine, saying that: “[The next Dragon Age] is gonna have the best of features from the prior Dragon Age games, but it’s also gonna have a lot of things I think players are gonna find compelling from some of the games that are out now that are doing really well with more of an open world feel.”
“We’re checking [Skyrim] out aggressively. We like it. We’re big admirers of [Bethesda] and the product.”
He also adressed some of the negative feedback the developer faced after releasing Dragon Age 2. While it went down well in some camps, he admitted that it was a little disjointed and that the company needed to get back to a similar structure that Dragon Age: Origins used – while including some of the innovations brought about in the second title.
One move that he did make clear was that in the third Dragon Age, players would be able to equip party members like in the original. This feature was missing from Dragon Age 2.
“Our goal is to surprise and delight our fans,” Muzyka said. “I’ve seen something in the last couple of weeks that is really the future of that franchise that is so compelling, I am so looking forward to being able to announce it.”