While this may be disappointing to some who are yet to get their hands on a next-gen console, it is worth noting how difficult Inquisition’s cross-gen release was for the developers. As we learned from speaking to BioWare’s Pat LaBine, the team were given less than a year to get the game working on Xbox One and PS3, at a point where they couldn’t even get a tavern to load on the consoles. He went as far as to label the efforts a “suicide project”. After that, it’s possible that the team didn’t want to divide their efforts again, focussing on just one release.
Dragon Age 4 has been a long time coming. It’s been so long that the fantasy RPG series has missed the great bulk of the eighth generation of consoles – something that the fourth game, according to a new source, will not make up for. a LinkedIn update discovered by a BioWare employee They declare in their work for the firm that Dragon Age 4 will only be available on next-gen platforms and PC, with no mention of the PS4 or Xbox One.
Indeed, this generation has been a unique one. Over a year into the PS5 and Xbox Series X’s lifespans, and cross-gen releases are still incredibly commonplace. Curiously, BioWare didn’t even bring Mass Effect Legendary Edition to next-gen hardware. It can be played on them, but there was no separate release for the consoles. After some meagre offerings in the generation (Inquisition was pretty much the only one to not draw the ire of fans), it’s fitting that the last outing is a remaster of a much-adored trilogy.