BioWare boss Casey Hudson teases a Dragon Age announcement in December

The latest update from BioWare boss Casey Hudson doesn't tell us a whole lot that we don't already know. Anthem is coming together (and it fact it will soon begin alpha testing), the wheels are turning on plans for Mass Effect, The Old Republic team is still putting out content, and they're continuing to work on something in the Dragon Age series. But several paragraphs in, he teased something a little extra about that last one. 

"If you’ve been following these blogs, or myself and Mark Darrah on Twitter, you know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff," Hudson wrote. "Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy. Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…)" 

That could mean just about anything—a Dragon Age mobile game, for instance—but I would put my money on a full-blown new game in the series. It's been four years since Dragon Age: Inquisition, after all, and it was really good—the kind of game that usually ensures at least one more sequel will follow. Darrah, the executive producer on the Dragon Age series, confirmed in January that "there are people hard at work" on the series, and prior to that Failbetter Games founder Alexis Kennedy revealed that he'd contributed something to a game he suggested could perhaps be considered akin to "Dragon Age 4."

The timing of "the coming month" could be significant too: The Game Awards takes place on December 6, and will feature the announcement of ten new games. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.