These are the words of a source close to the file that the journalist relays Tom Henderson, accustomed to this kind of indiscretions regarding the industry and Electronic Arts in particular. Last July, GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb already mentioned a 2023 release for the next Dragon Age. And again, certainly not in the first half, he adds in a new publication, making it clear that BioWare still has a while to go before giving birth to the successor to Dragon Age Inquisition, released on November 18, 2014. As a reminder, Electronic Arts would have completely restarted the project at the end of 2017 and has been working on “single-player experience based on the importance of choices, in the recent words of Gary McKay, CEO of BioWare.
If Dragon Age 4 will not be on the program this year, it may be different for the successor to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order by Respawn Entertainment. As advanced recently by Jeff Grubb, the announcement of this sequel would be scheduled for the spring (possibly on May 4, Star Wars’ favorite day). According to Tom Henderson, the sequel to this very nice success of 2019 would even aim for a launch at the end of 2022.
Also at Electronic Arts, the return of Need for Speed would take place during September/October 2022, the usual release window for this franchise, whose last unreleased opus dates back to Need for Speed Heat in 2019. Remember that it is Criterion Games ( Burnout but also Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit in 2010 and Need for Speed: Most Wanted in 2012) which recovered the keys to the series when the studio had become accustomed to working on the group’s FPS.
Speaking of FPS, Tom Henderson adds that Electronic Arts would be “very disappointed” with the debut of Battlefield 2042 (like the players, well) and that the publisher would be considering all sorts of options, including a partial opening. free-to-play.