There's an article on IGN that quotes an ever-reliable analyst regarding a possible release date for DA4. We probably won't return to Thedas until mid- to late-2022. I was honestly hoping for a 2021 release. Thoughts?
Oh the joy. They had 3 years to make 2 and Inquisition and sure, both games had issues, but they were still good. 2, while the worst in the series, is still a great game (and I personally enjoy the combat- Inquisitions pace with Origins tactics). I get BioWare has been under stress, with changes in leadership and anthems ‘problematic’ launch, but all this really confirms is what we already expected- that we still have to wait at least another 2/3 years before we get anything
^Because it was only a couple of years. But look how that worked out for DA 2. Rushed AF. That was hardly good for it. If there's one thing we can be sure about in regards to DA 4, it's that it won't be rushed.
Honestly, we can't really *know* it won't be rushed. Look at Anthem. They had - what? Seven years to develop that game and only barely managed to produce something in the final 18 months? We can hope that experience was instructive for DA's benefit, but there are no promises it won't happen again.
^We know it won't be rushed because, by definition, a game that spends 7+ years in development isn't rushed. It can still be bad though. Anthem was not rushed. It had a variety of problems during its development, but being rushed was not one of them.