Of course we can’t see it for ourselves yet, but BioWare’s Neil Thompson says that once screenshots for the game are released to the wild, we’ll all be true believers.
“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,” said Thompson to OXM. “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.”
Big talk, but the Frostbite 2 engine is an impressive piece of kit, and it’s never been turned towards the fantasy genre before. Fingers crossed!