Dragon Age 3: Inquisition will take notes from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's balance of a huge, explorable world with significant player actions. BioWare's Aaryn Flynn spoke to Game Informer (via Kotaku) about the next in BioWare's fantasy RPG series.
"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 said. "So, we're always influenced by these games, especially in a relatively tight-knight genre like RPGs."
Flynn said that RPGs should return to a greater emphasis on exploration, as BioWare itself did in games like Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights. BioWare has strayed from the open path in both Mass Effect and Dragon Age, Flynn said, but that's one way he wants Dragon Age 3 to return to its roots.
Inquisition is still early in development, with no confirmed release date. Reports have surfaced that it may be targeted to appear early on Sony and Microsoft's next-gen consoles.