In a Tweet posted at 7.15 PM [EST] on July 22, 2020, Mark Darrah, Executive Producer of the Dragon Age franchise, assuaged fan’s fears that Bioware had forgotten about Dragon Age 4:

Darrah’s Tweet definitely came as a nice surprise to die-hard Dragon Age fans, who have been aching for the fourth installment in the franchise since the final DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition was released in 2015.

COVID-19 has made 2020… well… pretty crap. But, like (most of) us, the developers over at Bioware are being responsible citizens by social distancing and working from home, which, understandably, has delayed production.

As a fan awaiting DA4 myself, it stings a little that Darrah is acknowledging that this game may not be released for… Maker only knows how long. At the same time, any acknowledgment of its existence is a ‘win’ in my eyes.

DA4 was officially revealed at the 2018 Game Awards. The cryptic trailer only has one line of dialogue (monologue?) in it: “So… you’ve found me at last. I suspect you have questions”. Fans know these to be Solas’s words towards the end of the final DLC released for Dragon Age: InquisitionTrespasser.

We’re also treated to various provocative angles of the Lyrium Idol from Dragon Age 2. 

We were all waiting for the big announcement at the EA Play live stream in June but were sorely disappointed. All that fans got out of the even were four mysterious images that may, or may not be linked to the fourth installment in the series.

COVID-19 has put a halt to many things, so knowing that the team at Bioware is still working on one of the most anticipated games ever is encouraging – perhaps even inspiring.

Remember Dragon Age fans (actually, this applies to everyone): Mark Darrah (and Jon Stewart) said it best:

Stay Home and stay safe.

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