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BioWare hiring for environment artists for “Dragon Age III”

Friday, 20th May 2011 07:49 GMT By Johnny Cullen

BioWare’s working on Dragon Age III, according to one tweet from a developer at its Edmonton HQ.

Senior director of creative development Alistair McNally said a couple of hours ago he was “looking for exceptional environment artists to join me at #BioWare Edmonton, Canada to work on DragonAge3.”

More legitimacy was to the tweet was added when Mass Effect 3 gameplay designer Christina Noman RT’ed the tweet.

This is the first mention of the game from anyone at BioWare or EA, but comes two months after Dragon Age II was released for PS3, 360 and PC.

Thanks, IGN.

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  1. Gurdil

    Woohoo! Good news! Ok I know a lot of you didn’t like DA2 but I actually loved it so yeah that’s great news to me!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    Probably a good idea, considering. Just make the right choices, Bioware.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    I enjoyed the second one even though it was pretty obvious it was rushed if they give it a longer time frame and put more detail at least as much as ME than I would be a happy camper.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Golden

    Great news about DA3.

    Easy job though when you only have to create 5 environments (chuckle to self)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. JimFear-666

    in other words they need some people to do come copy/past everywhere in the game like DA2?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Dragon Age 2 was a cheap RPG. It’s enjoyable, but in the end it was a mediocre experience in every other way. It’s enjoyable for hardcore RPG gamers only.

    I’m playing witcher 2 right now and i’m just blown away by everything. for me this game is a new standard (and benchmark) for future RPG games. Probably my favourite RPG of all time. I love about it absolutely everything… even graphics and art design is amazing, considering i don’t care for graphics in RPG, but here they just blew me away. Dialogs are impressive, no stupid dialogs where lots of text of information you don’t need in the end, just straight info, i like it. Just straight about setting and the story with quick time events on dialogs (aka Fahrenheit style) with deep alchemy and class system without quests like “go there and deliver me shit in most cases (except for maybe agreement missions).” Great combat system that from the start feels like a simple system but in the end when you start using potions, knives, spells and etc. it’s a deep gameplay experience considering cool AI (they need to fix stupid bug ASAP when you go away from them and they turn back.) and challenging bosses.

    Also, if you read Andrzej Sapkowski books before playing witcher 2 you will be blown away even more. Because the quality of the environment is almost like in the Witcher books.

    Sorry for the off topic, it’s just i don’t expect something less that was done in Witcher 2. I’m still very slowly progressin in Witcher 2. Such a fantastic experience.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I really must get around to playing Dragon Age 1 at some point. :-|

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Hybridpsycho

    First time I agree with Erthazus.

    DA2 would be OK if it was a 3 hour prequel to the actual game :/

    Also, please Bioware…stop focusing on shitty romances. I play the game to go on an epic adventure, not to have sex with gay anders.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. RockTwist

    I enjoyed Dragon Age 2 but, yeah, there’s a lot they could improve upon for DA3 and as Erthazus said taking some inspiration/tips from Witcher 2 would only be a good thing. Witcher 1 I found ok, but 2 has completely blown me away and i’m loving it even though i’m still only in Chapter 1 after 10 hours and spending my time just exploring/crafting. It really is incredible, I really didn’t think i’d enjoy it much (i’m not a fan of preset characters in RPG’s) but i’m even liking Geralt.

    Don’t get me wrong, i’m a huge Bioware fan (been called a fanboy of them countless times) but even I can see DA2 was rushed – Witcher 2 is where i’d like to see them go in future not this ‘mass appeal’ path they’re currently on.

    Environment Artists is a good start though, maybe we’ll get more than 3 this time hoho. Still, I enjoyed Dragon Age 2 – it’s just the first Bioware RPG i’ve not replayed (as of yet) as a different class.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gurdil

    I’ll admit DA1 was better RPG-wise but the combat system was soooo slow and unrealistic (in the animations I mean cause y’know… Magic isn’t real)! It took away all the fun for me (especially since I played the second one first… I know, I know I’m an heretic). I read here and there that the DA2 combat system made the game too easy. Well, I don’t know if you tried the nightmare mode but it sure wasn’t easy to me! oO

    #10 3 years ago
  11. badboy_122

    DA2 was really awesome but to the standards of DA1 OMG … not that good …I mean they improved somethings in DA2 and didn’t care about lots of things like the repetitive environment …when I was going to any cave in the game it has the same structure but with different doors ..it was really frustrating ..but I liked the improvement in the combat system and the inventory ..the story too was very good … I’m really looking forward to this game to see what they’ll do .

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Espers

    The game sucks why bother, selling people cheap games … EA know that your other games sales are supporting DA and without these other titles, you might have closed the project

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Gurdil

    @11 I’m with you there: the redundant environments were a bit frustrating but the improvements on the combat system were really satisfying

    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @6: “Dragon Age 2 was a cheap RPG. It’s enjoyable, but in the end it was a mediocre experience in every other way. It’s enjoyable for hardcore RPG gamers only.”

    Contradiction much?

    #14 3 years ago