Dragon Age 4 concept art shows Grey Warden, cape

A Grey Warden in full armor with sword and cape
(Image credit: EA)

BioWare is still busy promoting this month's release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, but that doesn't mean Dragon Age-likers don't also get a look-in, with another bit of concept art reminding everyone Dragon Age 4 is a real thing that's really being worked on. While previous concepts have shown us an arcane archer and an urban wizard, the latest depicts a Grey Warden in full armor—and cape.

This latest hint of what to expect from Dragon Age 4 came after creative director Matthew Goldman tweeted "I'm feeling really gray and pointy right now" at executive producer Christian Dailey, who replied with the Grey Warden image. While the Grey Wardens were central to Dragon Age: Origins they've slipped into the background since—in Inquisition you get the option to recruit the remnants of the darkspawn-hunting club—but perhaps this is a hint they'll return to prominence in the next game?

The Dragon Age games have shied away from flowy fantasy capes in the past, presumably because they still can't do long hair without it clipping through your armor, and a selection of fantasy cloaks would be even harder to get right. You can quote The Incredibles at me all you want, but I'm in favor of capes coming to Dragon Age, having already modded them into Skyrim so I can cosplay Aragorn.

Here's everything we know about Dragon Age 4.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.