According to a Bloomberg report, EA has allowed BioWare to remove all multiplayer components from the upcoming new Dragon Age game, making it a single-player-only game like Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.
Based on the claims of sources as reported by Jason Schreier, it seems that Dragon Age 4 was previously designed with planned multiplayer components (just like Mass Effect Andromeda and Anthem before it).
However, it has recently transformed into a single-player-only game in the past few months thanks to both the success of Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (a single-player-only game that has sold more than 10 million units so far) and the failure of Anthem (a multiplayer-heavy game, the massive rework of which was recently cancelled).
Development for Dragon Age 4 actually began in 2015 but was rebooted in 2017 for “long-term monetization” (read: insert microtransactions in multiplayer). However, it was only officially announced during The Game Awards in 2018.
During development, several members of the BioWare leadership team reportedly tried to fight to make Dragon Age 4 a single-player-only game. As of now, no release date or window has been announced for the next Dragon Age game. In the meantime, check out the teaser trailer below: