Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed a month for polishing 
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Zoe Hawkins
July 23, 2014 at 8:30 am

Delayed

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.

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Sith JJ

    Peoples of lagz!
    Announcement
    Who is awesome (meaning: who has a pc and steam)?
    Who wants Deus Ex HR Director’s Cut?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      From the newest Humble Bundle? hehe

      • Admiral Chief Saxon

        Yeah, 1st world problems, I have most of those games…

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Me too. I don’t have that problem with The Walking Dead comic bundle though.

          • Sith JJ

            Been eying that one

      • Sith JJ

        Possibly :)

    • Viking Of Science

      I’ll take it off your Hands… I Need to play the Director’s Cut!

    • Admiral Chief Saxon

      MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • Sith JJ

      The question for this awesome prize is….
      In the original Deus Ex.
      What was the username and password to the Statue of Liberty. (try your hardest not to google it)

      • Admiral Chief Saxon

        NSF001
        smashthestate

        • Viking Of Science

          Admiral beat me to it…

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            Awwww jisssssssssss

          • Sith JJ

            There’s a consolation prize of Daikatana. If you want it. Heheheh

          • Viking Of Science

            I’ll take it, I want to be John Romero’s Bitch…. XD

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            Are you sure?

          • Viking Of Science

            It’ll be an Experiment, I’ll even finish it….

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            Impressive

          • Sith JJ

            Message me on Steam, I’ll send you the link. I’m on the lagz group.
            Side question. Is your profile pic the ARM logo?

          • Viking Of Science

            Yes. here at least, On Steam it’s a Viking shadow…

          • Sith JJ

            I’m asking because I’m a TA fanboy. So….respect, yo.

          • Viking Of Science

            As Am I… but you’re a CORE player if I recall.

          • Sith JJ

            Ha. Good memory. Yes. But not because of the Krogoth, because of the Naval and Air (apart from the Brawler gunship from ARM)

          • Viking Of Science

            Yes, Quite, Logged into steam on my phone, and apparently we’re friends now…. sent you msg…

          • Sith JJ

            Sent it to your Steam Chat.

          • Viking Of Science

            Doesn’t seem to be there, mind resending?

          • Sith JJ

            No problem. Looks like it’s picking up two chats, strangely.

          • Viking Of Science

            Got it!

          • Sith JJ

            Good luck and enjoy. I suppose.

          • Viking Of Science

            I’m Going to Log The Journey as A Collection Of Screenshots, I’ll make a Tumblr or something… :P

          • Viking Of Science

            I’m Going to Log The Journey as A Collection Of Screenshots, I’ll make a Tumblr or something… :P

          • Sith JJ

            haha. Put at least one on your Steam activity page

          • Viking Of Science

            Oh, It’ll all come on my Activity Feed. It’s downloading to my PC, god I Love interconnectivity.

          • Sith JJ

            I’m sitting right now trying to decide what to tell my pc to download next so I can play it tonight maybe.

          • Viking Of Science
          • Sith JJ

            Wow dude. Just wow.
            This is just so damn cool.

          • Viking Of Science

            Yeah, Now You’ll just roulette for days… :P

          • Viking Of Science
          • Viking Of Science

            Oh, It’ll all come on my Activity Feed. It’s downloading to my PC, god I Love interconnectivity.

        • Sith JJ

          Holy crap that’s fast.

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            Is that what she said?

          • Sith JJ

            No. No it’s not

      • Kensei Seraph

        … I did that only a few months ago and of course I can’t remember.

        Well I’ve already got the CE so enjoy Admiral.

        • Admiral Chief Saxon

          WINNAR IS MEEEEEEEE

          Actually currently jamming DX The Fall, so MOAR DX is perfect!

          • Viking Of Science

            Isn’t the Fall Terrible though? I Mean, it is a mobile port….

          • Sith JJ

            I thought the same.

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            It’s actually really good, considering what it is. I’m fully immersed and can’t wait to jam again tonight!

        • Admiral Chief Saxon

          I had the CE, but the DC is a WHOLE new game

          • Kensei Seraph

            Really?
            Any idea what they changed?

          • Admiral Chief Saxon
          • Kensei Seraph

            Holy mothballs.
            I need to get this sometime.

            Pity it doesn’t seem like they’ve changed the best way to get exp is to go stealthy peaceful.

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            Well, its takes more skill and time, so naturally the reward should be more. Since Adam is not happy with his Augs and what he became, he tries to hold onto his humanity, by being non lethal. Just my take on it

          • Kensei Seraph

            I agree, but I got a sweet silenced sniper rifle as part of the CE and I never used it once since I wanted to get as much exp as possible.
            It was pretty disappointing.

          • Kensei Seraph

            I agree, but I got a sweet silenced sniper rifle as part of the CE and I never used it once since I wanted to get as much exp as possible.
            It was pretty disappointing.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            My take on it was it was more fun to murder everyone that way as opposed to just shooting them.

          • Sith JJ

            That’s your take on life. It’s different.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I am a unique murderous little snowflake.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I am a unique murderous little snowflake.

          • Sith JJ

            That’s your take on life. It’s different.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            My take on it was it was more fun to murder everyone that way as opposed to just shooting them.

          • Sith JJ

            Yes. Agreed. Also. Stealthy stealth is the best.

          • Sith JJ

            Yes. Agreed. Also. Stealthy stealth is the best.

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            Well, its takes more skill and time, so naturally the reward should be more. Since Adam is not happy with his Augs and what he became, he tries to hold onto his humanity, by being non lethal. Just my take on it

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Hardlimes is delayed until an undisclosed month in 2015 as well.

    • Sith JJ

      Expecting sour reviews?

  • Rince&pop

    ALL GAMES DELAYED TILL THEY AREN’T.

    • Sith JJ

      EA

      • Rince&pop

        Eventual Access?

        • Sith JJ

          Ha!

        • Kensei Seraph

          (Way To) Early Access..

  • Hammersteyn

    Yeah “Polishing”

    • Admiral Chief Saxon

      Mythbusters proved that you CAN polish a turd

      • Sith JJ

        I’m not sure what to do with that information.

        • Admiral Chief Saxon

          Google the video, its masterful! I believe Lion poop won?

          • Sith JJ

            I don’t know how masterful poop can be

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            DO IT

          • Weanerdog

            Actually I firmly believe you could sell the polished turds as super high value decor to the rich and frivolous.

          • Sith JJ

            Or EA could release it as a new game.

      • Hammersteyn

        Yeah well it’s already proven that EA customers are polishings EAs knob.

    • Weanerdog

      You spelled “game breaking bug” incorrectly.

      • Hammersteyn

        hahaha XD

  • Spaffy

    As long as it’s not another Beta.

  • Kensei Seraph

    Good.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    Wax on… Wax off… Wax on… Wax off

  • Weanerdog

    So they showed it to EA and all the different dungeons confused them, so they were sent back to condense the game to just one dungeon that could be explored over and over again.

    • ToshZA

      Nah. Not enough micro transactions in the game.

    • ToshZA

      Nah. Not enough micro transactions in the game.

      • Weanerdog

        Shit! you probably right.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    LOL EA!

  • Matthew Holliday

    motherfu-

    • Sith JJ

      fuerer?

      • Matthew Holliday

        I mad.
        I properly mad.

        TI4 finished and now I already dont know what to do with myself, now I must wait a month?
        fsafdgy auh2asdf aghdf;ov

        • Sith JJ

          I haven’t played a Dragon Age in a while, but I can sympathize with your frustration about this. Personally I was actually considering getting this, seeing as how TESO turned out to be such a bowl of crap.

        • Sith JJ

          I haven’t played a Dragon Age in a while, but I can sympathize with your frustration about this. Personally I was actually considering getting this, seeing as how TESO turned out to be such a bowl of crap.

        • Rags
      • Matthew Holliday

        I mad.
        I properly mad.

        TI4 finished and now I already dont know what to do with myself, now I must wait a month?
        fsafdgy auh2asdf aghdf;ov

    • Sith JJ

      fuerer?

  • Rags

    Don’t worry Bioware, you are allowed to say: ‘bug fixing’. ;)

  • Rags

    Don’t worry Bioware, you are allowed to say: ‘bug fixing’. ;)

  • Willem Swanepoel

    Last time Bioware delayed a game .. Mass Effect 3 *cough* it had a bad ending!!

    ^_^

    • ToshZA

      I liked the ending. Complainers will complain.

      • Willem Swanepoel

        Since when is someone’s opinion a complain? So if someone does not agree with you he/she is complaining? Interesting …

        • ToshZA

          Technically, you’re not agreeing with the creative vision for ME3.

          • Willem Swanepoel

            Very creative vision, red, green, blue ;-)~

            If you compare the quality of their other RPG endings. DA:O , ME1&2 etc. then it was not that impressive.

            Still, ME3 was a brilliant game, had epic moments, moments that I will never forget.

          • Kromas

            Most people were upset about the lies. There is a quote from an interview where they said and I am paraphrasing here ” [other RPGS]… have endings A,B and C. Our game will not follow this route and all your choices throughout the series will change the outcome.”

    • Brady miaau

      Yeah, look. It had an ending. Define as bad is your choice. I loved it and I believe the majority did not mind the ending.

      • Willem Swanepoel

        When they redo the endings part it was acceptable ;)

        ME3 was still a brilliant game for me. Bad endings does not make a break a game…

        Anyway, I was just joking about the delayed part.

        • Brady miaau

          fair enough

  • Willem Swanepoel

    Last time Bioware delayed a game .. Mass Effect 3 *cough* it had a bad ending!!

    ^_^

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    Well, gives me more time to get a new console after my trip to NZ! Go Bokke!

  • Brady miaau

    I am replaying Sleeping Dogs here people. come on. I NEED this

  • Nikola

    Dont get me wrong I am super excited for this game but I am glad it got delayed for a month there are waaay to many games in October this let’s me finish SHadow of Mordor and Assasins Creed and maybe start Lords of Fallen and Evil Within plus there is Destiny yeah way too many games:)

  • Acornbread

    Anybody want Spec Ops: The Line for free?