Dragon Age: Dreadwolf developers have enlisted the help of the Mass Effect dev team to help finish the game, with the recruitment of Mark Darrah, the former executive producer and project director of BioWare, who had left the company in 2020. Darrah had worked on all three Dragon Age games, and left BioWare alongside Casey Hudson, another key figure in creating the franchise. Although Darrah had initially announced his retirement, he has since returned to work as a consultant to maintain the legacy of the Dragon Age series.
EA stated that the next Mass Effect is still in its pre-production stage, and therefore it won’t be an issue for the Mass Effect team to instead give some extra time to Dragon Age: Dreadwolf simultaneously. Gary McKay, BioWare’s general manager, has confirmed that this does not mean that the game is ready for players, quite the opposite. The game is still far from finished, and the company is continuing to iterate and polish it.
Dragon Age Dreadwolf Gets Mass Effect Team To Finish The Game
Although Dragon Age: Dreadwolf has had a difficult development cycle with numerous pauses and departures, Samantha Ryan, EA’s senior vice president, has stated that it’s normal for a “complex game of this genre” to take a long time to build and get out the door. Meanwhile, Mark Darrah has returned to BioWare to help finish the game, and his offer was accepted, of course. Darrah will work as a consultant, while the leadership around the game will remain unchanged, with Corinne Busche still serving as game director.
Although the reason for Darrah’s return is unknown, it’s possible that his passion for the franchise and commitment to its success motivated him to return. And possibly make sure that the game doesn’t deviate too far from the roots of the series. Darrah has promised to release a video on his YouTube channel, explaining his decision to return. The Mass Effect pre-production team has also been brought on board to help polish Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, and reportedly, this is a tried and tested technique with EA, where teams are asked to work on games to speed up their release.
Overall, fans are dying to hear any news related to Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, especially the release date. Hopefully, Darrah’s return and the involvement of the Mass Effect team will help iron out any remaining wrinkles.