Drag­on Age 4 may be a ways off from any sort of launch, so fans of the series may want to pre­pare for a long wait.

BioWare’s Drag­on Age 4 is expect­ed to release before the next Mass Effect title, espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing the game was announced a cou­ple of years ago. The pre­vi­ous game in the series, Drag­on Age Inqui­si­tion, is almost sev­en years old. How­ev­er, a new report is say­ing it could be two more years before the pub­lic gets their hands on the RPG.

Accord­ing to Jeff Grubb at Ven­ture­Beat his sources believe the game is “on track” to come out in 2023. Of course, this does­n’t fac­tor in any pos­si­ble set­backs in the devel­op­ment time­line, but this is the expect­ed time we can play it. EA has not con­firmed any of this information.

Like­ly part of the rea­son for such a long devel­op­ment time is the direc­tion­al change on the project. Ear­li­er this year, EA report­ed­ly made the deci­sion to remove all mul­ti­play­er from the game and might have dis­card­ed live-ser­vice ele­ments. This came after the mas­sive of Anthem and the suc­cess of oth­er sin­gle-play­er EA games, like Star Wars Jedi: Fall­en Order.

This also seems to line­up with the devel­op­ment and release idea the com­pa­ny is using on the new Dead Space remake, which will not include microtransactions.