To quote Wired,
“The next 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 Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare to Wired.
“We’re checking The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim out aggressively. We like it. We’re big admirers of Bethesda and the product. We think we can do some wonderful things. How do we combine the new innovations we brought in Dragon Age 2 with the experience people were looking for in Dragon Age: Origins?”