We’ve known for a while now that Dragon Age 4 is in the works, but publisher EA has been keeping quiet about when the game might arrive. Now, the company has shed a little more light on the situation, but it’s not great news.
EA’s chief financial officer, Blake Jorgensen, said during the company’s earnings call that it’ll be a long while yet before the next Dragon Age launches: “You should assume that there’s Dragon Age out there, we’ve talked about it publicly that it’s in the works – it probably comes after fiscal [year] 2022,” he stated. (Fiscal year 2022 runs from April 2021 through March 2022.)
The last game in the series was 2014’s Dragon Age: Inquisition, meaning we could be looking at around an eight-year gap between entries. You can read everything we know about the in-development fourth main game in our roundup of Dragon Age 4’s release date, story, characters, and other details.
Elsewhere in EA’s earnings report, the publisher confirmed the cancellation of NBA Live 20, hinting that the next game in the series could grace next-generation consoles – a step that has traditionally benefitted the games’ PC versions, too.
EA also confirmed there will be no new Battlefield title next year. Instead, a new entry will arrive in financial year 2022 – so between April 2021 and March 2022. The company also revealed that Apex Legends has passed 70 million players, The Sims franchise has made over $5 billion across its lifetime, and another new Star Wars game is on the way after Jedi: Fallen Order.
Finally, EA reiterated its commitment to live services across its selection of games and teased its “plans for new experiences that we’ve not yet announced for next year – new titles and new IP for multiple platforms.”