That’s not quite true. Dragon Age 4 was never “cancelled” but was rebooted to involve “live service elements” (not “as a live service game”) at some point before Andromeda released. We don’t know what happened after that, and we don’t know what level of “elements” they meant, or if they’ve even been retained. If you think DA4 is going to be “Fantasy Fortnite”, well, yeah that’s not going to happen. What is most likely at this point is it will have an MP mode like ME3/DAI/MEA. It’s extremely unlikely that when Casey Hudson came back, he left this decision unchanged, because Aaryn Flynn, who had been in charge of Bioware after Hudson left, had basically taken a giant shit all over everything, and totally failed to deliver anything competent. Anthem was the biggest horror show. It was less than 18 months from release when Hudson left in 2014. When he came back in 2018, it was more than 18 months from releasable, so in the 4 years in-between, not only had they not made progress, Flynn had actually got them to regress. Andromeda was a shitshow. And Flynn was the one who “rebooted DA 4 with live service elements”. There’s just no way Hudson just “let that stand”.
If you read the article this definitely isn’t “Fantasy Fortnite” because it has clear heavy PvE elements, and an economy, which Fortnite does not have. That means it’s persistent. Fantasy Fortnite would actually be better than this.
Right? I thought we were getting over this, and starting to get into an era where games were time-consuming, but not all-consuming, once again, but it seems like Bungie want to go back.