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?
^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.
The developers of Anthem didn't even know what their game was about, how it would look, or how it would function for 5 1/2 years, until the public game reveal at the big convention (the name I can't recall). The flying component was in and out on a constant basis. The story was not nailed down. The structure of the game was only designed and built-upon in the last few months (thanks to Mark Darrah's intervention) and shoved out of the door with little to no testing. That, to me, sounds like 'rushing', but your mileage may vary.