BioWare has claimed in the past that they had learned lessons from the reception to Dragon Age II and would apply them to the sequel appropriately. BioWare CEO and co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka said the company will not only draw on the strengths and weaknesses the Dragon Age series, but will also look to other game series as well.

Dragon Age is gonna have the best of features from the prior Dragon Age games, but it’s also gonna have a lot of things I think players are gonna find compelling from some of the games that are out now that are doing really well with more of an open world feel,” said BioWare CEO and co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka. “We’re checking Skyrim out aggressively. We like it. We’re big admirers of [Bethesda] and the product. We think we can do some wonderful things.”

“Our goal is to surprise and delight our fans,” Muzyka said. “I’ve seen something in the last couple of weeks that is really the future of that franchise that is so compelling, I am so looking forward to being able to announce it.”

Source: Wired