Speaking to PC Gamer, BioWare CEO Dr. Ray Muzyka has revealed the first bit of news about Dragon Age III. Quizzing the developer about the franchise’s split fandom after Dragon Age II (our own Adam Woolcott awarded it a four out of five), the magazine asked Muzyka what direction the threequel would take.
He could have spouted the obvious “we’re going back to the basics” line that you would expect, but instead, Muzyka confirmed that Dragon Age III will combine “the best from both games, Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II.”
“What we need to do as developers is take that feedback from both sets of fans to heart and see about marrying that in future games in the Dragon Age franchise. I think that the team has actually got a great plan. I think the team is going to have some things that are going to surprise both sets of fans, both core fans and new fans with a marriage of these… the best from both games, Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II. And we look forward more to talking about that in the future.”
Dragon Age III has yet to be officially announced, but it will likely be released sometime in 2012.