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Dragon Age 4 setting seemingly confirmed in new BioWare book

Dragon Age Inquisition
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Dragon Age 4 will take the series to Tevinter, a never-explored corner of the world of Thedas, according to a newly published book on BioWare's history. 

BioWare: Stores and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development is a 'story so far' account of the studio's past, but it also contains a few trace details on its future. As Eurogamer spotted, one Dragon Age entry confirms that "the long-awaited follow-up to Dragon Age: Inquisition … will take players to Tevinter as the events of Inquisition and Trespasser threaten to forever change Thedas." 

Dragon Age fans have suspected that Tevinter would be the next game's primary setting ever since the end of Inquisition, specifically its climactic Trespasser DLC, which – without wishing to spoil – definitely leaned in that direction. From its first official teaser, we also know that Dragon Age 4 is heavily tied to Solas, an important character in Inquisition who took center stage in Trespasser. "So, you found me at last. I suspect you have questions," Solas says when we encounter him again. 

Of course, Dragon Age 4 isn't necessarily nailed to Tevinter and could well feature other areas bordering it. Antiva, described in the lore as a regal city located east of Tevinter, is one of the most popular theories, and by extension the peninsula of Rivain could also be on the table. 

Dragon Age 4 isn't expected until 2022 at the absolute earliest, but details and tidbits continue to trickle in, like this snippet of concept art from earlier this month

Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.