Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed To November

Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed to November

The next instalment of Bioware's fantasy RPG franchise will be coming a month later than originally planned, according to a new blog post.

Here's the word from executive producer Mark Darrah:

I'm writing to let you know that Dragon Age: Inquisition has a new release date of November 18, 2014 in North America (November 21st in EU). We appreciate the enormous support we've received from all of you to get to this point, and while this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you'll play will be all the better for it.

Since we began working on Dragon Age: Inquisition almost four years ago, our goal was to create the best Dragon Age experience ever. It was that goal that motivated many of our decisions: moving to Frostbite, bringing race choice and customisation back, improving tactical camera, building a team of characters whose relationships evolve based on your actions, and most importantly, crafting an epic, nation-spanning story that both draws upon past games and takes you to many new places in the realm of Thedas.

I'm privileged to be a part of a team that has been working very hard to surpass every measure they have set for themselves. That has meant completing huge amounts of game content, fixing bugs both big and small, and improving the overall experience. 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.

Inquisition's original release timeframe was this October, putting it smack dab in one of the busiest months of the year. All those other games coming out had to factor into the decision to move the next, considerably ambitious Dragon Age game.


    Good, because between the Pre Sequel, new Civ and Smash Bros 3DS my wallet was already sobbing

      Agreed! October had too many releases

    Starting to question why I didn't wait two years to buy a PS4... it has been a very empty year in terms of releases.

      You're in luck. I conducted some research, and it turns out that in 2014, October and November actually fall within the same year.

        I might disagree with the tone of this post but damn if it didn't make me chuckle some. Have an upvote =D

    Legit, please take all the time in the world to make this game great!

      I'm with you, after the very rushed Dragon Age 2 I'm happy to wait for a better product.

      You know what they say:

      "Better late than crap".

    Whats with all the games being pushed back :-(

    Witcher, Batman, BF hardline, Dragon age, The Division, The Order, Dying light and more :-S
    2014 YEAR OF THE DELAY!!!!

    they probably have to change the gameplay so you can romance gay characters

      that was implemented long ago :p

      seriously.... romance option spoilers follow :

      the mage with the rad moustache is only interested in male Inquisitors & the short-haired elf woman is only into women. seeker woman only digs guys & the Quanari guy swings both ways (though possibly only with other Qunari)
      Edit: there's other romance options of varying sexual preference, but I think that's all the in-party ones

      Last edited 23/07/14 10:18 am

        was it implemented, or announced?

          as far as I'm aware, that was all planned to be in game from the start.
          the details came out through various devs talking about the characters in interviews etc. no big deal was made about having gay character options.

    Good. It's original release date was already packed with:
    Alien: Isolation
    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
    NBA 2K15
    NBA Live 15
    Project Spark

    Noooooooooo! (kinda)

    While I don’t mind waiting another month, it’s getting out of peak RPG season for me!
    Note to publishers: I want my epic RPG experiences released in the quiet months between June and August.

    November is for beer, cricket and churning through a packed release schedule of pre-Christmas action blockbusters.
    WINTER is for settling down for some hearty RPG action.

    God dammit, it’s almost like publishers don’t think the world revolves around Australia!

    At least this year’s Christmas schedule doesn’t look as loaded as most years.

    Last edited 23/07/14 10:00 am

    Suits me. October's crowded enough as it is.

    interesting that EA have decided to put DA:I up against CoD this year. would've thought they were targeting two different audiences.

    likely scenario is that BF was delayed for whatever reason & EA pushed back DA just so CoD wouldn't own November.

    either way, 5 week delay isn't that bad. still hyped for this game.

      Eh, if the genres are completely different I don't think it's real competition. The CoD players are going to buy CoD and not even be aware that Dragon Age exists. The Dragon Age players are going to buy DA and snob CoD. People interested in both are going to buy both. There's not going to be a real battle to determine which one someone should buy.

        nah, you're right, but I've got a feeling that DA:I may have been pushed back just so that EA would have something big & AAA & shiny going up against CoD. even if they are completely different.

          EA would release a game every month if they had the franchises to.

            January - Sims
            February - Mass Effect
            March - Dragon Age
            April - Battlefield
            May - Medal of Honor
            June - Mirrors Edge
            July - FIFA
            August - Tiger Woods
            September - UFC
            October - Fight Night
            November - Need For Speed
            December - Dead Space.

            repeat ad infinitum....

            oh god... that would be horrible.

              Eh, I don't really count Sports games. They've really turned into white noise for me.

              EA doesn't really care about other franchises existing, so long as they can release something themselves.

              The Sims series usually has at least 2 releases a year with expansion and stuff packs.

    Wait, EA is allowing a game to be delayed? Were they bribed by Bioware to delay it? Would't EA be forcing them to release the beta now and charging full price with microtransactions? Then tell all the fans that they don't appreciate their innovation?

      It's finally gotten through to them that rushing things has not worked out at all. Hell they've delayed the next Battlefield until "early 2015" so maybe, just maybe they're starting to learn.

    BW released 3 horrible games in a row, then a few mediocre ones. I think I'm gonna wait for this to go on sale for $5 before even considering it.

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