Dragon Age 3 is “stunningly beautiful”: dev praises Frostbite 2

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 08:56 GMT By Dave Cook

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition is looking “stunningly beautiful”, according to BioWare’s Neil Thompson. It’s all thanks to Frostbite 2, the developer says. He also teases that once screenshots start to drop people won’t be disappointed.

Speaking with OXM, Thompson said of Frostbite 2, “Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 were both done using BioWare’s own Eclipse engine, and it was starting to creak a little bit when Dragon Age 2 came out. Inquisition is being done on the Frostbite 2 engine and it is an astonishingly powerful engine.

“The Dragon Age artists were always slightly disappointed at how their work was visualised in the final product with Eclipse, but with Frostbite, they’ve just done some amazing stuff. There was a pre-production period where almost on a weekly basis I’d be sitting in the environment reviews and being blown away by what was coming out – it looks stunningly beautiful. So I think when we do start releasing screenshots, people won’t be disappointed.”

Thompson concluded, “Can you make fantasy beautiful in a different way? We think we have something special for Dragon Age 3: Inquisition.”

If you simply can’t wait for Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, check out our gallery of concept art and list of gameplay features here.

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