Dragon Age Confirmed For PS3, 360
This is good news in more ways than one. Way back in 2004, BioWare officially revealed Dragon Age, which is considered to be a successor to the acclaimed Baldurs Gate franchise. At first, it was only announced for the PC - it was 2004, remember, so that's not surprising - but in 2005, GameSpot revealed that it "will be on other platforms."
Well, finally, we now know what those platforms are: the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. According to the November issue of Game Informer, Dragon Age: Origins is confirmed for both systems and has the vague release estimate of "holiday 2009." This puts it only a few months behind the PC version, and GameSpot confirmed the magazine's listing as true. So obviously, this is good news, but think about it: this is the first PS3 project for BioWare. Thus far, they've only worked with the Xbox 360; you may recall a little game called Mass Effect. It was published by Microsoft but EA now owns BioWare, and we all know that EA isn't so interested in purposely shrinking profits by limiting game releases to only one platform. So, with Dragon Age: Origins headed to the PS3, can it be safe to assume that Mass Effect 2 will appear on Sony's console as well...? It's only a theory, but with the third-party exclusive slowly dying out, it seems all the more possible.
Anyway, we'll bring you more details on Origins as they become available. At the very least, it's another RPG to look forward to on the PS3; they're finally starting to pop up here and there, aren't they?
Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Origins
10/17/2008 Ben Dutka