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Dragon Age III "Postponed," Has Become A Next-Gen Title?

When EA announced Dragon Age III: Inquisition a few months ago, many just assumed it'd launch some time in 2013 for current consoles.

But that may not be true. According to Superannuation (via GameSpot), a LinkedIn resume of an EA Shanghai employee says the "scope of Dragon Age III has changed, and it is now planned for next-generation consoles." And evidently, the game has been "postponed" until 2014.

Of course, this doesn't mean the game won't come to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; it could be one of those titles to straddle generations, releasing for both current- and next-gen systems. EA hasn't said anything on this issue just yet and given the time frame, they may not for quite a while. Personally, I'm okay with waiting until the new hardware arrives; I've always thought Dragon Age could've used more powerful machines to reach a new level of technical achievement. These games have been a little...muddy and unstable, even though they're still lots of fun and worthwhile for RPG fans.

Related Game(s): Dragon Age III: Inquisition

Tags: dragon age iii inquisition, dragon age iii next gen, bioware, dragon age sequel

11/28/2012 9:29:39 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

Temjin001
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:36:15 PM
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I think it'll be a trans-generational release. There's no hurry for it though. Gamers can just wait for all of it's DLC to finally release and then catch the ultimate edition whenever it launches some many months afterword.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:36:51 PM

oh, and it'll probably get a different "better" ending after enough time as well.
=p

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Draguss
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:36:22 PM
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I guess this means I'll have to upgrade my PC soon (I don't like playing dragon age with a controller).

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:37:18 PM

It'll play better with KINECT I'm sure.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:00:26 PM

I could see playing Dragon Age I with a keyboard and mouse because that's how the action was structured but now I couldn't imagine using it on the new battle system.

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dmiitrie
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 12:37:58 AM

I couldn't say for DAII, but having finished Origins both on console and pc, pc is definitely the superior version. There's nothing overly major that changes, but there are enough small things that make the improvement significant.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 3:09:03 AM

Ah, see Dmiitri with DAII the fighting was action-oriented instead of ordered by decree and I think III will actionize it even further.

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dmiitrie
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 3:53:16 AM

That very well may be the case. I may find out someday, but as of now, all I've done if it is the demo. Hopefully, DAIII will reverse that and go more towards Origins again.

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Draguss
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 1:52:24 AM

Even with the more action-oriented combat, selecting targets, abilities, and setting up spells is easier than using the radial menu, or at least it looks that way. I could be wrong, never tried the PS3 version.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:59:14 PM
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I guess that's alright, that's one game that needs a bigger scope after DAII.

If I could cross the adventurous RPGness and big world of Dragon's Dogma with the strong narrative and characters of Dragon Age I'd really have somethin'.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:09:07 PM
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Wow. Something tells me the PS4 is right around the corner.

I better start saving my money.

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kraygen
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:57:07 PM
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Just finished DAII last week and I gotta say, I was a huge fan of the Dragon Age world, have all the books, loved the first game. Second game was a huge let down and I think they need to take the extra time on 3 to make sure it not only is better than 2, but at least on par with the original.

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___________
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 2:22:05 AM
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surprised so late.
this has been in development for quite a while, so why so late?
maybe there delaying it since they decided it should be a next gen launch title, and they wont be available till 2014?
guess that puts the rumors of novemember 2013 to rest.

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Beamboom
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 2:56:45 AM
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So, a new BioWare adventure soon after we get our PS4s? omg - lovin' it!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 3:15:02 AM
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I love fantasy shtuff. I'm amazed it hasn't been eradicated by the massive trend toward gritty shooters. Swords always beat guns, unless you have a gunblade.

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Beamboom
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 5:24:54 AM

I love swords too, but in futuristic settings! Babes'n'swords, agility to the maxxx in a high-tech world.
- "What's going on here? Is it a fight? Is it a ballet?"
- "Who cares, it's *gorgeous*!"

Man I gotta make a RPG sometime.


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daus26
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 6:29:48 AM
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Simply postponed? Next gen dev kits must be easy to migrate to?

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Beamboom
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 7:06:19 AM

Well, the engine is the same (Frostbite) and the architecture (x86) remains the same as well so it's basically just a question of more power, not a different technology to migrate to.


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firesoul453
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 5:03:59 PM
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I just got dragon age origins ultimate edition just a few days ago! I really like the story so far.

I can wait for Dragon ago 3! I have too much left to play

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Mr_Sterg
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 5:27:16 PM

Enjoy while it lasts

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