If you want to play Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, you might not be able to do it on a PS3 or Xbox 360. The LinkedIn profile of an EA Shanghai designer states that the game will be released on the next generation of consoles.

The LinkedIn profile of Tao Gu (via All Games Beta), lead level designer for the EA Shanghai team, says that the scope of the game has been changed. It also mentions that the game has been postponed until 2014. This suggests that BioWare once planned to release it in 2013 on current-generation consoles.

According to a leaked survey, DA3 will put players in the role of an Inquisitor for the Chantry. After an attack takes out most of the organization's leadership, the player will set out to find the culprits. Along the way, they'll also investigate a number of other mysterious events occurring throughout Thedas. Co-op, a five-player party, and large-scale strategy elements are all possible features.

We can't treat the LinkedIn profile of one EA employee as gospel. However, a delay sounds plausible for DA3. Dragon Age has always been second banana to Mass Effect, the other BioWare RPG franchise launched this generation, in terms of sales and reviews. If the rumored features of DA3 are all true, then the series may finally get out of Shepard's shadow. As BioWare gears up to reinvent the series, it makes sense that they'd want extra development time - and next-gen tech - at their disposal.

The successors to the Xbox 360 and PS3 haven't been announced yet, of course. However, it's widely believed that they'll be arriving by the end of 2013.

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