Dragon Age 4 isn’t just coming to Last-Gen, PS5, and XSX|S

It may not come as a surprise, but new reports are emerging that: Dragon Age 4 (or whatever) dragon era game is called) is not coming to last-gen consoles. GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb says that the coming dragon era title is only in development for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S (and PC), not considering a cross-gen release on PS4 and Xbox One.

This is mainly from a mention for the title on developer Daniel Nordlander’s LinkedIn, list dragon era as a “(PS5/Xbox Series X+S/PC)” game. Nordlander worked as Lead Player Designer on “dragon erafrom October 2019 to October 2020. However, Grubb says he has also independently confirmed that no last-gen version of the title is planned, and EA and BioWare are only focusing on “new-gen systems” for release.

Now nearly a year since the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, we’re expected to see far fewer games attempting to release on both generations of hardware. Historically, this trend subsides after about two years, with titles released in the third year usually being exclusive to the new generation. The fact that Dragon Age 4 is reportedly slated for release sometime in 2023 (and doesn’t even have an official name yet), more than two years after the new consoles launched, making it almost obvious that the last generation would be lagging behind at that point. And the limitations of releasing the game on last-generation hardware would limit development for years to come.

Backwards compatibility has made the transition much smoother, allowing developers to work on the latest generation of consoles without fear of losing audiences that have already moved on, but inevitably the development focus will shift more completely to the strengths that the new ones will bring. generation of consoles.

At the moment we have seen very little of the following dragon era, except to confirm it exists. Developers have released concept art and some teasery trailers, but we’ve yet to see an actual reveal trailer, let alone gameplay. BioWare and EA haven’t officially announced the planned platforms for the new release either, but it’s a safe bet to say you’ll want to upgrade to the newer consoles before it’s released.

Did you expect? Dragon Age 4 to come to last-gen consoles, or is the new-gen report not surprising to you?

[Source: GamesBeat]

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