The last entry in the Dragon Age franchise, Dragon Age: Inqusition, released in 2014 to numerous Game of the Year awards, so Dragon Age 4 shouldn't come across as a surprise. In fact, ideas have been in the work for some time, but an earlier report confirmed that development on Dragon Age 4 was restarted when Casey Hudson returned to BioWare as GM in order to divert more reimgs to Anthem. As such, no one has truly been expecting this sequel to release any time soon, and new Fiscal Year reports indicate that it is still far off.

EA recently revealed its Fiscal Year 2021 goals, which included a next-gen Battlefield game and release window for it. Word also reached Game Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad that Dragon Age 4 wouldn't drop until Fiscal Year 2022, which would fall some time after April that year. Ahmad did mention this info was received in an offhand manner, so it may not be incredibly specific. Still, it falls in line with everything else, making an approximate 2022 release, perhaps even Fall 2022, seem likely.

Alongside this reveal about Dragon Age 4, Ahmad also stated there was a new Star Wars title in development to be released some time near the end of Fiscal Year 2022. Chances are, this is Battlefront 3, but a completely new Star Wars game or even a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order isn't exactly out of the question, especially given how much stock EA has put into the franchise.

Information about Dragon Age 4 prior to the restart has circulated for some time, as the current project is known as "Morrison" and the original project was known as "Joplin." Many of those who worked on the Dragon Age 4 Joplin Project sang its praises, as players would take on the roles of spies in the Tevinter Imperium, would have in-game areas change over time based on branching decisions, a mechanic that allowed spies to persuade, exhort, or abuse gaurds, all while of course circumventing the plans of Solas.

It remains to be seen if any of Joplin finds itself reborn in Morrison, but fans of the franchise clearly have some time to wait. Hopefully, Dragon Age 4 doesn't meet the same fate as Mass Effect: Andromeda, but there's a lot riding on BioWare to correct the mistakes of its past releases.

Dragon Age 4 is currently in development for unspecified platforms.