Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed a month for polishing
We’ve all been excited for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The game has tons of cool features that blew me away at E3, and you all loved what you saw from the footage that they revealed. Now Bioware has announced we’ll have a wait a little bit longer to actually play it.
As irritating as delays can be, it’s far more frustrating to play a game that could have been awesome but is broken instead. EA has developed a reputation for releasing games before they’re ready, and I’m just glad to see they’re taking the extra time if they need it. According to Mark Darrah, Executive Producer on the game,
This last bit of time is about polishing the experience we want you to see. Ensuring that our open spaces are as engaging as possible. Strengthening the emotional impact of the Hero’s choices. And ensuring the experience you get is the best it can be in the platform you choose to play on.
Reading between the lines, it seems safe to assume that the story needed some tweaking, as did the platform-specific details. Perhaps it’s more about resolution-gate or framerate-gate; or maybe Bioware knows they have to get the exploration and ending right this time around. Fans of the series love to play the games, but get very upset when standards aren’t met. While I think we are all sad to hear that we have to wait even longer to get our hands on the game, I’m glad that when we eventually do, the game will be better – just remember how it worked out for Watch Dogs. Besides, at least this frees up October a bit, making that month slightly less ridiculous when it comes to games launching in that period.