Executive Producer of Dragon Age II, Mark Darrah, has posted an update on the Bioware forums addressing not only the conclusion to Dragon Age II, but also hints that the developers could be considering a third instalment.
“With last week marking the one year anniversary of the release of Dragon Age II, I wanted to take the time to share some news and some great milestones we’ve had lately with Dragon Age. And though I can’t say too much, I also want to briefly address what is coming in the future.
While we will still be keeping an eye out for any issues that might crop up in DAII and supporting the community should any emergencies should arise, we’re moving the entire team’s focus to the next phase of Dragon Age’s future.
You’ve most certainly heard the rumors floating around, and unfortunately I can’t really comment on them. However, what I can say is that we’ve been thinking a lot about Dragon Age – what it means, and where it could go. This past year, we’ve spent a lot of time both going back to the “BioWare vault” of games and re-examining them, and looking at some new possibilities that today’s industry allows.
With that, the next thing for the Dragon Age team members and I to do is hear from you, and not just on the forums, or Facebook, or Twitter. We’ll be attending a number of conventions and gatherings, including PAX East in April. The most valuable thing we can get out of those meetings is to hear from you on those same topics – what does Dragon Age mean to you, and where would you like to see it go? We’re excited to hear what you have to say!”
So whilst that’s the end of Dragon Age II for now, it certainly seems that the team are definitely looking to go for the trilogy, providing that fan feedback is positive and demand is high enough.
I’m personally a big fan of the Dragon Age series and would love to see a third game, and more. Dragon Age II certainly did receive a mixed reception but I thoroughly enjoyed the setting and characters (oh, Leliana…). It would definitely be great to have something to fill the massive void that Mass Effect will leave now it’s sort of over.
Darrah closed his statement with “On behalf of the entire team, we are incredibly eager to reach the moment when we can tell you more and show you where we are taking Dragon Age. But for now, thank you for your continued support, and we will be back here with more as soon as we can.”
Dragon Age II is out now for PC, X360 and PS3.