Bioware had established themselves by then. I'm considering that Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 were the first hits for Bioware and Divinity 1 and 2 are the first hits for Larian. It's comparing two points where each company was at a similar state.
Bioware had KOTOR and Mass Effect before Dragon Age. Will Larian be at similar levels with their 5th game?
It also looks like using a DnD IP with Baldur's Gate helped Bioware with how popular DnD was with RPG fans.