The critically divisive Dragon Age II has ended its production cycle. Although the game has been out for a year, DLC has been trickling out every few months to keep the story of the Hawke family alive. Although production on future content on the title has ceased, Bioware has said they will continue to issue any bug patches that might crop up.
DAII producer Mark Darrah said in a forum post “[W]e’re moving the entire team’s focus to the next phase of Dragon Age’s future.” What could be the next stage? It doesn’t take much pondering to read between the lines and see that a Dragon Age III is in the pipeline. With Mass Effect 3 out the door and the DAII DLC team free, it looks like there are plenty of new team members to really kick production of a new Dragon Age title into high gear.
If history repeats itself, we likely won’t hear any major announcements about Bioware’s newest title until a major industry event. E3 or the Spike VGAs will probably be the first we’ll see of our next trip to Ferelden.