The LinkedIn profile for a level designer working at the Shanghai studio of Electronic Arts suggests that the upcoming Dragon Age 3 will be one of the launch titles for the next-generation of home consoles from Sony and Microsoft.The LinkedIn profile is quoted by Kotaku as saying, “Scope of the DAIII has been changed, which will target next gen platform and will be postpone to 2014.”
The year probably refers to fiscal 2014, which is in line with the official announcement from publisher Electronic Arts that has Dragon Age 3 set to arrive in late 2013.
The company has not officially said on which platforms the action and role-playing mix would be launched, which adds more fuel to the next-generation launch title speculation.
Neither Sony nor Microsoft have yet announced their plans for the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox 720 but rumors are saying that an official announcement for both will be made before the end of spring 2013, with actual launches taking place before the end of the year.
Electronic Arts has not offered any official comment on the fan speculation.
Dragon Age 3 has the subtitle Inquisition and will use the new Frostbite 2 game engine from DICE.
The game is supposed to take place in Orlais, the French-inspired area of Ferelden, and it seems that the game area will be four times bigger than the one in the first launch in the series, Origins.
The developers at BioWare have not offered any details on the plot for the game but they have suggested that a number of familiar faces would return and that Templars and mages are now at war, with more factions ready to join the fight.
In terms of gameplay, the team has been talking a lot about customization options, both for the main character and for the companions he is able to recruit.