Dragon Age III: Inquisition, currently in development by BioWare, is an upcoming sequel to Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II It was first (informally) announced on Twitter, the evening of May 19, 2011, by BioWare's Creative Lead Alistair McNally. It was then formally confirmed as Dragon Age III: Inquisition on September 17, 2012 in an open letter by Executive Producer Mark Darrah. It has been reported that the game will be released in autumn 2013.
Combat is also expected to differ somewhat from its predecessors and focus more on a player's ability to prepare, position and form a cohesive team with his or her party members, requiring fewer repetitive finger strikes but better thinking. The armour customisation will differ from both Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, in that each party member will have interchangeable armour pieces that will customise the look according to its specification and class. They will also refrain from reusing environments, a common criticism of Dragon Age II. Cinematic designer Jon Perry said that "one level in Dragon Age 3 is as big as all of the levels in Dragon Age 2."
Ray Muzyka, the CEO of BioWare, said in an interview with Wired.com that Dragon Age III would be influenced by more open world games, such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which BioWare is "checking out aggressively."
BioWare will use a brand new engine which will use Frostbite 3 as a foundation.
It has been confirmed by David Gaider that the Game will feature "multiplayer in some form." It is not known yet what the Multiplayer element will be. 
Producer Cameron Lee has implied that there may be some form of "castle-controlling" mechanic.
Dragon Age III will be set in Thedas, and it has been heavily implied that the game will be set primarily in Orlais. The game will cover more geographic territory than its predecessors, with one map being described as four to five times the size of Ferelden, the setting of the first game in the series.
BioWare mentioned that the main plot will be "saving the world from itself." The plot will involve an all out war between mages and templars, the foundations of which comprise the main plot of Dragon Age II. Along with the larger size of the game map, the player will be able to travel to countries such as Tevinter to calm or encourage the fighting.
According to Dragon Age writer David Gaider, the story of the Warden "is over" and Hawke's was continued through Dragon Age II downloadable content. The story in Dragon Age III will be much more open-ended than the previous games. Dragon Age III will showcase a new protagonist, who will be a human, with the ability to choose an origin. Unlike in Dragon Age: Origins, this background will not be playable, but will still have a noticeable impact on the plot. Mike Laidlaw has stated that playing as a different character "does not mean your old character may never appear in future games," which could indicate that the new protagonist will be able to meet Hawke and the Warden (provided that the latter survived the events of Dragon Age: Origins).
Laidlaw also confirmed the ability for players to import their save files from the first two games into Dragon Age III to "shore up world consistency." Mark Darrah later stated that BioWare is looking into creating ways to include choices made in previous title without the need for a Save File transfer system.
The subtitle, Inquisition, has been previously hinted by the Dragon Age 2 strategy guide's epilogue, which asked "Will some kind of inquisition be at the heart of events of the next Dragon Age title?" David Gaider has also said, "It'd be interesting to see if the Inquisition ever rose up again."
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- ↑ 2.0 2.1 James Ransom-Wiley  "Dragon Age 3 artists wanted, Bioware sr. director tweets". 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
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- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Mike Scramm  "Bioware hints at the future of Dragon Age DLC and 3". 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- ↑ David Gaider  "Follower Customisation in Dragon Age". 13th of April, 2012. Retrieved 10th of May, 2012.
- ↑ Tom Senior  "Dragon Age 3 won’t reuse levels, will feature follower customisation". 13th of April, 2012. Retrieved 10th of May, 2012.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Castles and Customization Among First Details to Emerge on Dragon Age III
- ↑ Jason Schreier  "BioWare: Next Dragon Age Will Draw From Skyrim". 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- ↑ Gaston, Martin (2013-03-28). "Next Mass Effect and Dragon Age games using Frostbite 3". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-03-28.
- ↑ David Gaider  " Can we get a BioWare person to explian wtf is going on?".2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-09.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/Cameron__Lee/status/259722176159158273/photo/1
- ↑ 13.0 13.1  "Dragon Age 3 will feature a new protagonist". 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
- ↑ Dragon Age II: The Complete Official Guide, p. 271.
- ↑ Thedas UK (January 14, 2012). "David Gaider Interview". Retrieved September 17, 2012.