In a recent interview with Wired
, BioWare's Dr Ray Myzuka said the future of their Dragon Age series (presumably Dragon Age 3) would not only combine the best components of the last two (and a half) Dragon Age games, but would also feature popular and compelling components from other successful RPGs on the market, specifically The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
"[The next Dragon Age] is gonna have the best features from the prior Dragon Age games," he told Wired. "But it's also gonna have a lot of things I think players are gonna find compelling from some of the games that are out now that are doing really well with more of an open world feel."
"We're checking [Skyrim] out aggressively," he added. "We like it. We're big admirers of [Bethesda] and the product. We think we can do some wonderful things.
"Our goal is to surprise and delight our fans. I've seen something in the last couple weeks that is really the future of that franchise that is so compelling, I am so looking forward to being able to announce it."
It'll be interesting to see where they go with any such direction given the ploarised story elements of most BioWare games and Skyrim. Open-world, sandbox gaming is definitely not something BioWare are known for, yet is arguably the most compelling component of Skyrim and most other Bethesda Game Studios games. Keep your eye on this space though, because there's a lot of potential in any such inspired venture from BioWare in the Dragon Age franchise.