Dragon Age: Dreadwolf has hit a major milestone in it’s development stage!
Overnight, Gary McKay (General Manager for BioWare), announced that the next game into the Dragon Age franchise, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, has completed their Alpha milestone. What this means is the game is playable from the start of the game right to the very end. A massive milestone!
“Of course, the game is not finished by any means, but Alpha is one of the most important game development milestones for a number of reasons. First and foremost, we can now turn our sights toward bringing the visual fidelity to its final form and iterating on gameplay features. The big question now is, “Where do we focus our efforts?” To answer that, we solicit feedback from a number of sources, including our Community Council members who each have unique perspectives and experiences, our quality verification team, and extensive internal playtesting. Gathering feedback from multiple sources gives us the greatest insight on where we need to spend more time improving the experience.
Additionally, we can now evaluate the game’s pacing, how relationships evolve over time, and the player’s progression, as well as narrative cohesion—essentially how the story comes together. We can take the story we’ve written and see if we’re expressing it well through the characters, dialogue, cinematics, and ultimately, the player’s journey. Now that we have the ability to do a complete playthrough, we can iterate and polish on the things that matter most to our fans.”
Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is the fourth installment of the Dragon Age franchise, and is a sequel to 2014’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. The game was first teased back in 2018 at The Game Awards.
Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is expected to be released in 2023/2024.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is available on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.