Dragon Age: Origins Delayed, PS3 Version Pushed Further?
Well, we never like to hear about a delay, but we're only talking about a couple of weeks and besides, it takes a little of the pressure off for October.
Bioware's hotly anticipated RPG, Dragon Age: Origins, had been scheduled to release on October 20, but now, according to EpicBattleAxe, it has been confirmed that Origins won't launch until a few weeks later on November 3 in North America (November 6 in Europe). This was revealed by Bioware's Matt Atwood and while it isn't a huge deal, the news is a bit worse for PlayStation 3 fans: only the Xbox 360 and PC versions will be available on the aforementioned date; the PS3 version won't release until "later in November." Now, the wording of Atwood's comment is a little confusing: we're not sure if he's only talking about Europe, or if the PS3 version is delayed in both regions. If it's the latter, it isn't necessarily surprising, as Bioware isn't at all familiar with the PS3's architecture; they often opt to support Microsoft platforms, as history has indicated. Still, one would've hoped for a simultaneous multiplatform release, just 'cuz that's what all developers do nowadays.
Anyway, we'll let you know about the fate of the PS3 version; at worst, we have to wait another three to four weeks. But on the bright side, it kinda clears the way for the likes of Demon's Souls, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Alpha Protocol in October.
Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Origins
8/8/2009 Ben Dutka