Last month, Dragon Age Executive Producer Mark Darrah announced that the team is shifting from DA2 to the “next phase of Dragon Age’s future.” As Mark stated, “the next thing for the Dragon Age team members and I to do is hear from you… what does Dragon Age mean to you, and where would you like to see it go? We’re excited to hear what you have to say!”
We recently had the opportunity to attend PAX East, meet fans, and host a packed panel about hypotheticals in Ferelden, Kirkwall and beyond. Getting out and talking to fans is one of our main priorities but we aren’t stopping at conventions. We would love to open the dialogue online with more of our loyal consumers to foster the spirit of community.
Beginning today, we’ll do a series of questions and discussions around Dragon Age. Consider this a conversation between fans, the community team, and the developers. Everyone at BioWare is incredibly excited about the future of the franchise but we’re interested in what you have to say. Every month, we will discuss a topic or question about Dragon Age and game development. You will have one week to post your thoughts, desires, and hopes before we close the thread for review. Moderators and developers will pop into the thread to chat every now and again, so keep an eye out.
These questions and discussions are not only for future games, but other potential products like novels, animated features, pen and paper RPGs, and comics – all of which offer us opportunities to expand on parts of the world.
However, it’s worth reminding that we’re not making promises, we’re talking about ideas. We won’t guarantee that things we discuss will materialize and we’re not showing anything until we’re ready. And as a last bit of housekeeping, the purpose of these exercises isn’t crowd sourcing or soliciting your game dev concepts (keep those close in case you want to make a game someday!). This should remain a discussion between BioWare and fans about what you loved about Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age 2—what this franchise means to you.
BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka has mentioned that we’d like to open up more in future Dragon Age titles, so now we turn to you: What kinds of things would you like to learn more about? Antivan weddings? Orlesian balls? The remnants of the Tevinter empire? Burial customs among the Chaisind?
What kinds of things would you like to discover and learn about the Dragon Age world?