During a talk at the Bradford Animation Festival in the UK, a fan managed to snag a photo of the first in-game screenshot of BioWare’s upcoming sequel the Dragon Age franchise, Dragon Age III: Inquisition.
The blurry pre-production still accompanied BioWare’s Art and Animation Director Neil Thompson’s talk on his time at Psygnosis, Sony and Bizarre Creations, which was attended by Eurogamer. During Q&A after the presentation he effusively praised the Frostbite 2.0 engine, explaining:
Obviously Frostbite is the Battlefield engine built by DICE. It’s a beautiful, beautiful engine. And what we’ve found is an improvement with DA3, is the artists who were really battling with the Eclipse engine have just embraced Frostbite. The work they’re doing now is stunning.
I think the screenshot I showed earlier is pretty stunning. That’s unusual for pre-production. Usually you don’t get to that kind of quality until a week before gold master.”
Not much is known about the upcoming BioWare title, but it is slated for release in mid-to-late 2013.