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Dragon Age 2 artists were 'disappointed' by visuals, Inquisition to use Frostbite engine

Dragon Age 2's artists were "slightly disappointed" about how their work was presented with the game's Eclipse engine, according to a recent interview with Neil Thompson, BioWare's director of art and animation.

Speaking with the Official Xbox Magazine, Thompson said that Dragon Age 3: Inquisition will not face the same visual problems as Dragon Age 2.

"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," Thompson said. "Inquisition is being done on the Frostbite 2 engine and it is an astonishingly powerful engine."

According to Thompson, Inquisition will not use a "subdued color palette and harsh brown feel" for its fantasy settings.

"Can you make fantasy beautiful in a different way?" Thompson said. "We think we have something special for Dragon Age 3: Inquisition."

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition was announced in September of 2012. A release date has not been given. The game will focus more heavily on exploration, similar to titles such as The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim and Baldur's Gate.

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