Dragon Age 4: New concept image suggests return of a group

Dragon Age 4: New concept image suggests return of a group

Dragon Age 4

We already knew last week that BioWare will not be livestreamed at EA Play Live on July 22nd. This means that fans will have to do without new material for Dragon Age 4 or the next Mass Effect project for the time being. As a small compensation, Christian Dailey from BioWare Austin now has a brand new concept image for the role-playing game on Twitter. There was also an update on the current status of the development of Dragon Age 4.

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Dragon Age 4 was announced with a first teaser in December 2018. Gameplay has not yet been seen. The development of the role-playing game has been restarted several times. Among other things, Dragon Age was planned 4 times as a live service game - but the flop of Anthem then caused a realignment at BioWare and EA. The release of Dragon Age 4 is planned for 2022 at the earliest.

Even if Dragon Age and Mass Effect will not appear on EA Play Live, players can look forward to a lot of news during the event. This includes new scenes from Battlefield 2042 and the simulations from EA Sports. There were also rumors recently about a remake of Dead Space, which is apparently to be revealed during the show.

Source: Twitter

Dragon Age 4 concept art teases the return of a group of assassins

New Dragon Age 4 concept art has emerged online from a BioWare executive producer. 

Just below, you can see BioWare executive producer Christian Dailey apologizing to fans that the forthcoming Dragon Age 4 won't be appearing at EA Play later this month. Dailey mentions that the development team has their 'heads down' and is 'making great progress' on the sequel, while also adding the new concept art to accompany the statement.

As Eurogamer notes, the elaborately-garbed character depicted in the new concept art from Dailey is in fact an Antivan Crow, which is confirmed by the group's emblem appearing in the bottom-right corner of the image. If you're unfamiliar with the group, they originally appeared in the first Dragon Age through the mysterious character Zevran.

The concept art could confirm the return of the Antivan Crows, who have been sidelined in spin-off comics and novels since the original Dragon Age. The group typically operate as assassins and thieves throughout the world of Thedas, and would certainly make for an intriguing friend or foe faction in the upcoming Dragon Age 4.

Nonetheless, the news that Dragon Age 4 wouldn't be making an appearance at the EA Play presentation later this month is a slight disappointment. Last month in June, an alpha file relating to BioWare's sequel was discovered on the PlayStation Store, leading fans to get their hopes up for the game being present at the showcase later this month.

So far, we've had smatterings of Dragon Age 4-related information over the course of 2021. At the very beginning of the year, Dailey teased a rendering of a fantastical-looking character with a bow, and later that same month, the setting of Tevinter for Dragon Age 4 was confirmed through a hefty book charting the course of BioWare's 25-year history as a game developer.

Less than a month later, a report claimed that Dragon Age 4 would be ditching its live-service elements. This decision was reportedly made after Anthem had a less-than-successful launch for BioWare, and it now appears as though the next Dragon Age game will be a strictly single-player affair.

For more on one game that could be making an appearance later this month, head over to our Dead Space remake writeup for more.