BioWare asks, "Would you play a Dragon Age Tactics game?"

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I don't think I've ever played a BioWare game for the combat, but when faced with the question, "Would you play a Dragon Age Tactics game? (Tactics as in a game like Fire Emblem or XCOM)", my answer has to be a resounding yes. Partly because I bloody love tactics games like Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics, and partly because it's always interesting to see Dragon Age being bent into a different shape.

It's not an idle question, either, as it's been asked by Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah on Twitter—look, he even made it a poll, so he can record the results.

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Darrah has elaborated in the replies that the hypothetical Tactics spin-off would likely have Fire Emblem-style romance options, "would have to be canon", and that it would be turn-based, obviously. Oh and it wouldn't count as Dragon Age 4.

Dragon Age Tactics wouldn't necessarily be on PC: one of the options of his poll is "Only Mobile/handheld", but then another is "Only on PC". I think we can all agree that it should exist though? Providing Varric, Cassandra and Sera are in it, anyway. Whatever your thoughts, let BioWare know on Twitter.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.