What is that bow even made out of? (Pic: BioWare)
BioWare is kicking off the new year with a new piece of Dragon Age 4 concept art and fans are hopeful the archer character is playable.
After being quiet about it for so long, it looks as if BioWare is now ready to be a bit more open about Dragon Age 4.
A new CGI story trailer was shown at The Game Awards 2020 last month and, more recently, executive producer Christian Dailey took to Twitter to share a new piece of concept art.
‘Here’s to new beginnings,’ he wrote, with the art depicting what appears to be a wholly new character: an armour-clad archer armed with a magical bow and arrow.
A character wielding the same weapon appeared in the aforementioned story trailer, but it was during a night-time scene, so it was difficult to make out their appearance.
Naturally, the comments are full of discussions over whether the archer is a playable class or a companion character. Some are already wondering if the archer will be a romance option.
the real question is: do i get to be the archer, date the archer, or kill the archer???
— Allisondraste (@allisondraste) January 8, 2021
The fact that the character looks like they could be a combination of a mage and archer has gone down well with some fans for how unique it is.
? An archer who uses magic? OR. A mage who uses conjured magic-bows? This is just my thing, if this is a playable class. Considering I play mages first then archers.
AS for the new year, things are going pretty good. Thanks! Hope you and your fam are safe and happy!
— Kierro (@KierroYuy) January 10, 2021
Some, however, aren’t as impressed with the design, saying that it doesn’t resemble the Dragon Age art style anymore and looks similar to something like Destiny.
BioWare truly lost their way with the visual design of Dragon Age since Inquisition. This looks like Destiny…
— Dubya75 (@Dubya751) January 8, 2021
There are also several comments asking about updates for Anthem, even though Dailey is no longer working on it.
Hi Christian. I’m happy for you that you’re still following this project, but don’t you give us more news about anthem?The team is small, but we need to know something
— io non ho nome (@gammastyle88) January 8, 2021
While there is plenty of excitement still surrounding Dragon Age 4 (which technically isn’t even the official name of the game), there is also some anxiety considering recent developments at BioWare.
In early December, general manager Casey Hudson and Dragon Age’s executive producer Mark Darrah left the studio, with no real explanation as to why.
Dragon Age 4 is currently in development with no scheduled release date.
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