Dr. Ray Muzyka, CEO of BioWare, has spoken a little about Dragon Age 3 with PC Gamer.
“One of the core values of Bioware is that we take feedback really seriously, and we know that the core fans who were expecting more Dragon Age Origins – we have to respond to that – we’re not willing to ignore that, we’re going to take that head on.”
“We also have an obligation to our new fans,” adds Dr. Ray, “the ones who were surprised and delighted with some new approaches and accessibility in terms of action and combat”
“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 2. And we look forward more to talking about that in the future.”
All considered, this isn’t strictly news. It’s basically saying that we’re going to take everything that people generally liked and get rid of everything that people generally hated. Personally, I can’t really think of a better way of developing a sequel, can you?
If nothing else, this is confirmation that Bioware knows where the issues lie, and are willing to try to address them for the third outing in their popular series.