BioWare has posted a blog giving an update on the status of Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, the next game in the RPG series.
Posted to EA’s website, Gary McKay, Bioware general manager revealed in the blog that the game has reached alpha status.
“We can experience the entire game, from the opening scenes of the first mission to the very end,” McKay said. “We can see, hear, feel, and play everything as a cohesive experience.”
The blog goes on to explain that now the team is focussing on the game’s pacing, the various relationships that players will have with other characters, as well as “narrative cohesion.”
A new area that will be explorable in the game is also detailed, the city of Minrathous, the capital of the Tevinter Empire.
“We’ve talked about Minrathous in previous games, and now you’ll finally be able to visit! It’s a city built on and fuelled by magic, and the ways in which that has come through in its visual identity, and what that looks like in comparison to previous cities we’ve visited in Dragon Age, are pretty spectacular.”
The blog concluded: “As I mentioned earlier, the Alpha milestone is an extremely important one for us, but there’s more work to be done. We also want to continue being transparent with you, our community, and keep you up to date on what we’re crafting.
“Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying our development updates on Dreadwolf this year as we’ll be looking to share more in the future.”
The blog also made a brief mention of the next Mass Effect project which is currently underway. “We have a team hard at work envisioning what the future holds for a new single-player Mass Effect game. And we look forward to celebrating our community on N7 Day next month.
BioWare first revealed it was working on a new Mass Effect game in November 2020 with the release of a teaser trailer.