One of Dragon Age 4’s main designers listed the game as being in development on “PS5/Xbox Series X+S/PC” on LinkedIn, with the PS4 and Xbox One being the obvious absences. As a result, Dragon Age 4 appears to be aiming towards current-gen platforms in order to provide better framerates and more visual quality.
This Dragon Age 4 rumor comes as a welcome morsel of news for the game that developer BioWare has been notoriously tight-lipped on. Outside of the occasional teaser trailer and concept art shared through social media, we know precious little about the return of BioWare’s fantasy epic.
This also means we’ll get to see the world of Dragon Age rendered in far more detail than ever before, and should mean that the game is a cut above cross-gen titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077 in terms of visual fidelity.
If it’s true that Dragon Age 4 is aimed solely for PC and current-gen consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, then we think that’s a very good thing. Having fewer platforms to optimize the game for should (hopefully) lead to a smoother development cycle where compromises don’t have to be made to accommodate for the less powerful PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
Many RPG fans are looking forward to Dragon Age 4, but those who are eager to play the long-awaited sequel may have to invest in new gear in order to play it when it comes out in 2023.
These findings line up with those of industry insider Jeff Grub, who claims to have “separately confirmed that EA is planning the game only for the new-gen systems.” Grubb has proven to be a reliable source of info in the past, correctly predicting dates for Nintendo Direct presentations and as well as last year’s PS5 reveal.