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BioWare reveals Mass Effect 4, Dragon Age III will share similar elements

19 June 2013

BioWare has indicated that the next entries in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises will boast more than a few core elements in common with each other.

The revelation comes via a series of Tweets by Yanick Roy, studio director over at BioWare’s Montreal studio. He also snapped a shot of Mass Effect 4’s meaty-looking design document.

“Don’t worry: we have a large and talented team, we started a while ago, and we are “borrowing” a lot of game systems from DA3,” said Roy, in response to a fan lamenting the long wait for ME4.

Another follower then quizzed Roy on whether both games would have similar elements, to which he replied:

“Yes, since we share engine, we can start from some of DA3’s core systems instead of from scratch.”

Mass Effect 4 is in the early stages of development, though right now we don’t even know if it will be a prequel or sequel to the original trilogy featuring Commander Shepard. Dragon Age III: Inquisition meanwhile appears to be a little further along in development, though has still yet to receive a massive info blowout.

What do you want to see from Mass Effect 4? Also, are you looking forward to Dragon Age III? Were you disappointed with DA2 like so many gamers were? Let us know in the comments section below.


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