Dragon Age III is now the big project under development at BioWare and, despite the fact that no official information has been released about the game, the creative director working on the franchise has hinted that the game might move to a “more French” location, which in the universe of the series means the land of Orlais.
At the BioWare panel held at PAX East 2012, Mike Laidlaw has told a crowd of fans that his team is currently looking at feedback offered after the launch of Dragon Age II
and its various downloadable content packs in order to prepare for the development of the next title in the series.
With the audience laughing, Laidlaw further said, “If we really have to go somewhere urban, let’s not go to Kirkwall. Let’s go somewhere new. Maybe somewhere a little more – French.”
He has also revealed that the next game will not reuse levels in the same way that Dragon Age II did.
The creative director says that BioWare is interested in introducing some open areas to the series and that the decisions that players make will be more important in Dragon Age III than ever.
In addition, Laidlaw has mentioned equipment choices for the player’s party, saying that they are being re-introduced to the game, with more customization options both in terms of looks and of functionality.
The developer also suggested that the third game in the series will include both the Grey Warden commander of the first Dragon Age and a Seeker.
Orlais is a land that borders both Ferelden and the Free Marches, and it was at one point the most powerful nation on the continent.
All the characters caming from Orlais have been portrayed with French accents in BioWare Dragon Age titles
, and so far the land has been described as being dominated by aristocrats and knights with carefully selected tastes.
The land of Orlais is also the seat of the Divine.