Dragon Age dawns Oct. 20

EA and BioWare's long-in-the-making fantasy RPG confirmed for simultaneous 360, PS3, PC launch this fall.

Under different circumstances, PC gamers could at this very moment be playing BioWare's latest epic fantasy role-playing game, Dragon Age: Origins. However, as told by EA CEO John Riccitiello, the game was shaping up to be so epic in scale, quality, and innovation that Dragon Age would be better served if the PC launch coincided with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 debuts later in the year.

There's a lot of hellspawn that could use a slaying.

At the time, Riccitiello noted, "Too much quality can make you reassess your options." Options thus reassessed, BioWare confirmed for GameSpot today that the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC editions of Dragon Age: Origins will be released on October 20.

BioWare went all but completely dark on Dragon Age following its initial reveal way back in May 2004. The game, which has been called a spiritual successor to BioWare's acclaimed Baldur's Gate franchise, resurfaced in late-2007, when EA bought out BioWare and Pandemic as part of an $860 million deal.

Since then, BioWare has been far chattier about its fantasy role-playing game. For more information, check out GameSpot's extensive coverage of Dragon Age: Origins.

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DonTonyDeluca
DonTonyDeluca

just cant wait for this thats all i have to say

Foustus
Foustus

This game is definitely epic, I've been waiting for a game like this forever. Baldur's Gate was a master piece, no doubt that this will be a match for that title.

IgotEpixx
IgotEpixx

Can't wait for this game, but they are obveously delaying the PC version just to make more sales from the Christmas rush.

zinoalex
zinoalex

The GI cover article about this game a number of months ago was cool.The game looks to be very interesting and difficult also.This is one I van see myself putting some serious time into.

Braddah_B
Braddah_B

absolutely love bioware rpg's. can't wait.

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Bioware is one outstanding developer and hope that their game turns out to be as good as they hope it to be.

Thunderstarter
Thunderstarter

I'm so glad I don't have to hear PC gamers brag about how they got it first, now us 360 gamers get it at the same time as everyone else XD. Just in time for my birthday!

Gamerz1569
Gamerz1569

Want this game now! Hopefully its as "polished" as EA is saying.

ZIROPC360
ZIROPC360

I reserved this game back in February when the release date for the PC version was March 27th. It just irks me that I have to wait an extra 7 months to play this game, when I could be playing it now on my sweet PC. I just hope that they're using the time to improve all versions of the game, and not just using it to make ports to the PS3 and 360. I'm looking forward to it, and think that everyone should have a chance to play. Console ports are important, but I want it sooo badly right now.

noguera13
noguera13

It would be cool if a character named Minsc just so happens to show up...

futs22
futs22

Marking October 20 on my calendar......

ShotgunSteiner
ShotgunSteiner

This fall will see a lot of great games coming out. I have high expectations for this one^^

SeanDiff
SeanDiff

Day after my birthday, great.

placksheep
placksheep

I wish Bioware would release some kind of list of system requirements for the PC version. If it's going to be $10 cheaper and come with mod tools, I'd like to know if it will be playable on my computer. Maybe the PC Dragon Age team members will spend this time working on a short demo? I won't hold my breath :-P

mossongreens
mossongreens

much anticipated...but i feel slightly uneasy there being no console gameplay videos...

Hellbishop
Hellbishop

Good move by EA. This way no one feels left out and everything feels new for everyone at the same time. No one likes to play second fiddle to the main attraction.

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

This is a much anticipated game especially for the consoles. It's in good hands and should prove to be an excellent game. Loved Baldur's Gate and still own it.

Holopaw
Holopaw

Monco59, you speak the truth brother. i was pumped for this game bigtime back at its previous release date, I 'm still pumped, but jesus why delay the pc version for console..angered me something fierce.

marz311
marz311

Mod tools and i'm sold on the PC version.

monco59
monco59

"the game was shaping up to be so epic in scale, quality, and innovation that Dragon Age would be better served if the PC launch coincided with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 debuts later in the year." Biggest load of crock I've heard this decade.

Uzriz
Uzriz

Can't wait for this game, will probably be one of the best games out this year. Definately getting it for PC.

Mr_Versipellis
Mr_Versipellis

Ah well, at least it looks truly epic. 'll let EA off this time -- at least they scrapped SecuROM for D'Origins However, I'm dubious about this on consoles.... Sadly, this will lead on the 360 (duh), and that's a crime against all of us old time Infinity Engine/NeverWinter Nights fans.

rl21277
rl21277

What a let down for PC gamers. It is sad that PC games such as this, are now at the mercy of consoles ports just because money grabbing companies like EA wants to cash in more on each platform. This is the second time it has been delayed, sigh.

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

I cant wait. I am going to get it for the console that looks better and or offers any exclusive content. Either way both xbox and ps3 versions will be incredible.

Jono789
Jono789

I like the idea that you have a group of fighters..... then i wont be scared!!!

shkar
shkar

As long as it's coming from BIOWARE I will have no doubt that it will be a decent game......... But still I just can't wait for Mass effect 2

intotheblue
intotheblue

I have high expectations for this game. Sure, judging by the videos, the graphics don't look as top of the line as they could be, but the action depicted on-screen is enough to make me salivate. Plus its bioware, so I'm stoked for a great and compelling story. Hurry up october!

Destroy3r3
Destroy3r3

I hope there are no delays. I've been waiting this game for a long time!

portej
portej

Come late-October, there goes all my free time ;)

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

AWWWW YEAH! I'm gonna get comfy on the couch with the controller, or the computer. Either way, one of them is plugging into my TV!

tbone81889
tbone81889

For the people who feel that releasing the pc version with the other consoles is a horrible 'business' idea then you need a reality check. EA and Bioware know the business and they know how to make money. If the PC version is released early than the console sales will be crippled, because the demand will not be as high. The reason is that ports DO NOT sell as well as new releases and that is casual gamers will think of it. Just be happy that you are going to get a huge game that is totally worth the wait.

darkl0h
darkl0h

This game is gonna be epic! I was choked with the release date... @painpas This game will no doubt be better played with a keyboard.

leoleez
leoleez

noooooooo! this will be something to play with for Ages

djezhel619
djezhel619

Behemont i take it your not quite the RPG gamer, i rather pay and get my moneys worth in games then play a 5-15 hour game and have it pick up dust

Maxor127
Maxor127

Too much quality? So they delayed the PC version to make it worse? Releasing the PC version with console releases will just hurt PC sales.

painpas
painpas

I am excited for this game. I hope that the controls work well on consoles.

Bhemont
Bhemont

80 hours???? That's waaaaay tooo much, I might get bored too quick

Vistaer
Vistaer

I can't wait for this. It'll be incredible to see what Bioware can come up with after all these years of straying from the medieval fantasy setting. *puts in a couple personal days at work on the 20th and 21st*

AlphaAllanon
AlphaAllanon

Since I no longer buy games for my PC, I'm kinda happy they don't get it first while I sit and read all the remarks of how fun and great the game is. Misery loves company! Now sit and wait just like me lol. Game is going to be great.

azureblade89
azureblade89

So...instead of letting PC gamers get it first and start even more buzz for people who would rather get it on 360 and PS3..they're gonna make us all wait? I don't see the logic behind the decision.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Looking forward to playing Dragon Age origins. Bioware is my favorite developer and mass effect happens to be my fave action/role playing game.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

I'll definitely be keeping my eyes on this one. PS: Mass Effect on PS3, please!

Oni
Oni

Looking forward to this on PC. I'm a "user created content" junkie, it always makes games re-playability 100x more than the vanilla experience.