On December 4th, the D4 day, Bioware’s community has celebrated the Dragon Age Day. Despite some worrisome news from Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah, there are still some exciting revelations.
Christian Dailey, now leading the Dragon Age project in development, has addressed the community via a blog post on the official site. In it, he expressed gratitude to Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah. He admitted that stepping into the role after Mark Darrah is humbling:
“I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you and sharing insights into the development as we move into next year. If you already follow me on Twitter, you know I like to share details throughout the dev process and I hope to do the same as we continue our work on Dragon Age.”
Thank you all for the love and enthusiasm you’ve shared with me re: Anthem. Wishing my friends @caseyDHudson and @bioMarkDarrah the very best. Big shoes to fill as I join the DA team. Tough decision but made easier because of the talented Anthem leadership and team in place. 🐉🤖
— Christian Dailey (@ChristianDailey) December 3, 2020
The official Dragon Age site has also been updated with four short stories featuring new and old characters:
- The Next One by Brianne Battye. A Grey Warden stands his ground against the dark. The story features Evka Ivo, a Dwarven Grey Warden who has previously made an appearance in Tevinter Nights (Hunger by Brianne Battye).
- Ruins of Reality by John Dombrow. Elves Discover something has gone wrong in Arlathan Forest. The story features Dalish Elves Strife and Irelin, heroes featured in Tevinter Nights (Three Trees to Midnight by Patrick Weekes).
- The Wake by Mary Kirby. Members of Crows grieve the loss of a friend. This short story features three Antivan Crows who have made their appearance in a couple of stories from Tevinter Nights and mentions another one: Lucanis and Illario Dellamorte (The Wigmaker Job by Courtney Woods), Viago De Riva and Andarateia Cantori (Eight Little Talons by Courtney Woods).
- Minrathous Shadows by Sheryl Chee. A high-stakes game of cards ends in a shocking revelation. Probably the most mysterious of the four short stories, it takes place in Tevinter’s capital and features new characters.
While already impressive in its own way, there was another important revelation. The new Dragon Age project will take part in The Game Awards next Thursday! Stay tuned to find out more.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 4, 2020