[Update: We've updated this story to include the developer diary shown at Gamescom today.]
Bioware announced Dragon Age: Inquisition late last year, which we learned earlier this year it would be using DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine, which if you’ve seen demos of Battlefield 4, you’ll know exactly why this is a big deal. During EA’s Gamescom presentation, BioWare gave some additional details surrounding the upcoming title.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be striving to offer a new level of immersion for the series which BioWare says is only possible with next-gen software. The next level of BioWare RPGs will give freedom to the player, which Dragon Age: Inquisition will offer the first step towards that future. Hopefully this means a more open-world approach to Dragon Age as that would certainly be the icing on an already delicious cake.
The world of Dragon Age: Inquisition is one where the world has suffered from an event where demons run free. Players will assume play as part of the inquisition as they will have the rights and powers other characters won’t have, and as a result, will have to make choices that will have widespread and lasting effects. For those players who enjoy battling dragons in previous Dragon Age titles, BIoWare says the game will feature at least one dragon.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is expected to release Fall 2014.