The fourth main entry in the series, Dragon Age 4, is being developed as of 2019. Development of this game, code-named “Joplin”, began in 2015. It was originally intended to be a smaller, more narrative-focused game set in the Tevinter Imperium region of the game’s world. Problems with the development of Bioware’s other games Mass Effect: Andromeda and Anthem led to repeated interruptions as “Joplin” staff was shifted to these games. In October 2018, Bioware and its parent company EA cancelled “Joplin” altogether, reportedly because it did not provide for a “live service” component providing ongoing monetization opportunities, as was expected by EA. Development of Dragon Age 4 was restarted under the code-name “Morrison”, this time with a live-service component and based on Anthem’s code.