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A recent job listing posted by BioWare suggests that Dragon Age 4 could include some kind of multiplayer functionality.

The posting, for a franchise technical director, specifically requires that the job candidate has “experience developing multiplayer games.”

Dragon Age is no stranger to multiplayer. Inquisition added a cooperative multiplayer mode that was separate from the main single-player experience after its release. While the mode did have some leveling elements, it was far from the involved RPG experience of the single-player campaign, focusing more on battling than anything else.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that Dragon Age 4‘s multiplayer will follow suit. Further qualifications in the job listing require a technical director that can find “solutions that facilitate the rapid release of features in a live game environment,” hinting at some sort of live service model.

This might not be great news for fans looking for a “complete” RPG experience, but it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise. Publisher EA has fully adopted the live service model for other series like Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefield, and a live-service, cooperative multiplayer experience is exactly what BioWare is currently developing with Anthem.

BioWare has already hinted at taking properties like Dragon Age and Mass Effect in a direction similar to Anthem. That game’s lead producer, Michael Gamble, previously stated that Dragon Age games might “continue to utilize [the] kind of storytelling” that will constantly update and add to characters’ storylines after the main campaign is completed, instead of having a finite set of expansions.

The job listing also seems to verify that we won’t be seeing Dragon Age 4 for several years. Describing the position as “an amazing opportunity to help shape the next generation of gaming,” BioWare seems to be hinting that Dragon Age 4 won’t arrive until the next generation of consoles, which would verify reports that it’s release date is at least three years off. During the 2018 Game Awards, BioWare released a teaser for the still untitled Dragon Age 4 with a hashtag #TheDreadWolfRises, but other than that the developer seems solely focused on promoting Anthem at the moment.

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Source: Game Rant


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Dragon Age 4 team is hiring someone with multiplayer experience

A recent job listing definitely makes Dragon Age 4 sound like a live-service, multiplayer, next-gen title.

By Michael Goroff | 01/9/2019 12:00 PM PT

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A recent job listing posted by BioWare suggests that Dragon Age 4 could include some kind of multiplayer functionality.

The posting, for a franchise technical director, specifically requires that the job candidate has “experience developing multiplayer games.”

Dragon Age is no stranger to multiplayer. Inquisition added a cooperative multiplayer mode that was separate from the main single-player experience after its release. While the mode did have some leveling elements, it was far from the involved RPG experience of the single-player campaign, focusing more on battling than anything else.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that Dragon Age 4‘s multiplayer will follow suit. Further qualifications in the job listing require a technical director that can find “solutions that facilitate the rapid release of features in a live game environment,” hinting at some sort of live service model.

This might not be great news for fans looking for a “complete” RPG experience, but it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise. Publisher EA has fully adopted the live service model for other series like Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefield, and a live-service, cooperative multiplayer experience is exactly what BioWare is currently developing with Anthem.

BioWare has already hinted at taking properties like Dragon Age and Mass Effect in a direction similar to Anthem. That game’s lead producer, Michael Gamble, previously stated that Dragon Age games might “continue to utilize [the] kind of storytelling” that will constantly update and add to characters’ storylines after the main campaign is completed, instead of having a finite set of expansions.

The job listing also seems to verify that we won’t be seeing Dragon Age 4 for several years. Describing the position as “an amazing opportunity to help shape the next generation of gaming,” BioWare seems to be hinting that Dragon Age 4 won’t arrive until the next generation of consoles, which would verify reports that it’s release date is at least three years off. During the 2018 Game Awards, BioWare released a teaser for the still untitled Dragon Age 4 with a hashtag #TheDreadWolfRises, but other than that the developer seems solely focused on promoting Anthem at the moment.

Read More

Source: Game Rant



About Michael Goroff

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Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.