Dragon Age III Development Influenced By Skyrim, Possibly More Exploration-Heavy

Bioware's Aaryn Flynn hinted at what is likely to come in the next installment of Dragon Age, and it looks like fans of Bethesda's RPGs will be pleased with the studio's new direction.

In the latest issue of Game Informer, Flynn harped on the importance of exploration in role-playing games, noting that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has proven to be a major source of inspiration.

“You can’t look at a game like Skyrim and not think about how impressive what they’ve accomplished is—or [think] that’s an interesting new direction or that there was something that didn’t work well for them that we could take in a new direction,” Flynn explained. “So, we’re always influenced by these games, especially in a relatively tight-knit genre like RPGs.”

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