As is the case with most console generation transitions, most (if not all) major games coming out right now are cross-gen releases. As we get deeper and deeper into the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S’ lives though, support for PS4 and Xbox One is going to keep fading away, and most major games coming out by 2023 and beyond will likely launch for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S only.
Reports have claimed that 2023 is the year that BioWare and EA are targeting for Dragon Age 4’s launch, and sure enough, it doesn’t look like the RPG is going to come to old-gen consoles. As spotted by @FaizShaikh7681 on Twitter, according to the LinkedIn profile of Daniel Nordlander – who was Lead Player Designer on the game for a year until he left BioWare in October 2020 – the next Dragon Age will launch only for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. In a report published on GamesBeat, journalist Jeff Grubb corroborates this based on his own sources.
There’s still plenty we don’t know about Dragon Age 4 yet- heck, we haven’t even seen a single second of gameplay. That said, reports earlier this year claimed that BioWare had dropped initial multiplayer plans to focus entirely on single player. Meanwhile, we also know that the game will be set in the Tevinter Imperium.
— Faizan Shaikh (@FaizShaikh7681) October 13, 2021