We all assumed Dragon Age would be a trilogy, but assumptions aren't half as nice as pseudo-confirmations (which in turn aren't as nice as official announcements).
Although we're only talking about a simple Twitter update from BioWare creative development director Alistair McNally, the studio's intentions seem pretty clear: they want to start working on Dragon Age III . They're looking for a few "exceptional environment artists" to work at BioWare Edmonton (yeah, that's Canada), and it sounds very much like DAIII is the team's new project. Of course, they still have to push Mass Effect 3 out the door, and that has been delayed until the first quarter of 2012, so it's clear that BioWare has their hands full right now. For our part, we really like Dragon Age II , but we're sort of hoping they give us back some of those standard RPG elements we lost…like, full equipment for everyone and a freakin' world map.
Just a thought, BioWare. Don't forget who your biggest fans are: hardcore role-players. Take a hint from Square Enix's troubles.