Despite Bioware's absence from the event, reports have clarified that the production of Dragon Age 4 is progressing steadily.
Dragon Age 4 Reportedly On Track For 2023 Release
Sources close to VentureBeat have confirmed that the next episode in the fantasy RPG is still "on track" to release in 2023.
It is assumed that the reason for the game's absence at Play Live is because EA wants to put the game in a prime marketing position, which is in 2022. This is understandable as revealing details too early could hinder the sequel's hype, as we are still 2 years away from launch.
The outlet also confirmed that the fourth role-playing instalment will primarily be a single-player game and may reframe from focusing on live-service elements.
This is because Bioware's own Anthem followed a live-service route and didn't perform well, while other EA single-player games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order overperformed. Because of this, Dragon Age 4 is said to follow a similar gameplay formula to its predecessors.
Multiplayer elements may still be evident, but probably not on the scale of games like Apex Legends or Fortnite.
Bioware is also hard at work developing a new Mass Effect adventure. Similar to Dragon Age, the next chapter in the iconic sci-fi story is a few years away.