Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed a Month, Will Release in November

Electronic Arts and BioWare have announced that the new Dragon Age will now launch in November.

Dragon Age: Inquisition has had several delays in its path to release, and today publisher Electronic Arts and developer BioWare have announced that it's being pushed back again.

The third installment in the RPG series will launch on November 18 this year, more than a month later than its planned October 7 date. This, of course, is fairly insignificant compared to its first year-long delay. Dragon Age: Inquisition was originally supposed to launch in Fall 2013.

Executive producer Mark Darrah explains in a press release that the team needs more time to eliminate bugs and polish the game. "This last bit of time is about polishing the experience we want you to see," he says. "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."

He continues: "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."

Recently, BioWare revealed that it's attempting to bring diversity to Dragon Age: Inquisition because "there are a lot of stories to tell." We've been able to play some of the game, and it looks very promising. You can check out our extensive preview of the game here. It launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 18 in North America and November 21 in Europe.

Alex Newhouse is an editorial intern at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @alexbnewhouse
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Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

Here's hopin' it pays off. I don't want another ME3 on my hands.


The single player campaign was alright, but not worth replaying another 40-50 hours, and the online co-op was awesomely addicting for 250+ hours of my life. Worth a purchase, sure, but I like it when a game is firing on all cylinders, not sputtering on a few. 


So if this is what it takes to get Inquisition to that status, so be it. 

Ulithium_Dragon
Ulithium_Dragon

One gigantic question yet remains: this is very much being marketed as an "open world" game, so can we jump finally? Otherwise I will continue to be disgusted by invisible pathing blockers that have no place in an "open world" game... >_<

simon1812
simon1812

just one month? take all the time u need to make the game awesome Bioware.

lordweazel
lordweazel

Has anyone else had problems with ANY of the DA games since Origin was foisted on us if we wanted to play them? DA II has continually frozen up on me, and Origin's tech support is pretty much given up on trying to solve the issue. I NEVER had problems with DA until Origin took over. I'm concerned that when DA:III finally DOES come out, I'll have the same issues!

Nemesis4747
Nemesis4747

they need more time to figure out how much more content they can cut so they can release it as dlc later

Creed02
Creed02

they should delay it further more to feb. to make the game even more polished.. because so many good games are incoming and it will be a tough competition.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Fine with me seeing how I haven't got my PS4 yet. I still have about 6 unopened games to play on my PS3 before I even think about getting a PS4. I guess it doesn't matter if it's a month or more delay, as the game will be there when I get to it. Still, Dark Souls 2 has been seriously holding me back from playing anything else and with the DLC it will be even longer, lol. I guess it's a good problem to have.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Not bad. Was really hoping it would come out sooner. Too many games coming out in November. 

Dexter099
Dexter099

Knew it. This is complete junk. They have made a thousand appeasing overtures, but the give-away was when they said they wanted to "include the good bits from Dragon Ages I and II."


What was good about Dragon Age II? The problem is that the remaining game designers are just not any good at creating something intelligent or enjoyable; it's just about appeasing the masses.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Let's hope delaying ti for a month pays off, I think it will since AC Unity is in October and so is Sunset Overdrive.

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

ok i just watched the latest game play video on the DA:I site am i the only one to have noticed that the combat is 99% the same as DA2 that  1% is the tactical cam which from what i saw makes no difference at all you won't need it.

i'll explain so the ironbull is a twohanded damage dealer, in the video, he is sent to a chock point (witch is a  tactical move) right. wrong he is not a damage eater he does not have a shield why is he sent to take damage any one could assume that role then.

also is it just me or was one of the biggest problems in DA2  that they killed all depth and discovery from the combat. they need a delay alright for another year to fix what they should have fixed already.

instead they made sure you could screw all but one or two of the people your on a mission with i was all for that till i saw the vid now i want to puke and how many time in history do people on a mission stop to find out if the people on the mission with then want to screw this is some bu11 sh*t 

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Ah jeez Edith, I told Meat-head not to join up with EA.  

csward
csward

At least EA had sense enough to push Battlefield back this time after last years buggy and feature deprived mess. As for DA, EA just wants less competition, which makes me question how good DA is..

001011000101101
001011000101101

If this means we can avoid another Mass Effect 3 "scandal" (ugh, just thinking back at that whole spectacle makes me shiver from the sheer embarrassment), go for it Bioware. I mean, sure Dragon Age II wasn't THAT good, though it still felt like an alright RPG to me, these are the guys who made Dragon Age Origins. There's hope!

adro191
adro191

Funny how this post is about game being delayed yet people keep talking about the g@y part of the game

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

man this is worse then a console war article the bigots in here are nuts you people don't walk around in the real world and act like this do you 

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

game delayed to add transgender option to be more politically correct.

sithkevin24
sithkevin24

I applaud Bioware and EA for allowing enough time to properly finalize the game. Keep it up.

supercakefish
supercakefish

Next in line for delay: Far Cry 4. The only game I have interest in which hasn't been delayed yet. Which obviously means it'll be delayed.

ecter1216
ecter1216

The delay is probably to either remove those hidden files what Watchdogs has or make it to where PC is not limited. I see all big AAA producers probably double checking anything that will get released in the future so no one can complain and say that it could of looked better and that they just hid the files to please all consoles. 


No one wants to know they shipped a product out with proof that they got ripped off. 

merimack
merimack

This is great and terrible news. I can't wait for this one.

Cillerboy
Cillerboy

Sounds like EA are finally learning from their mistakes regarding releasing games early. A brighter future awaits... right?

porcupine-fur
porcupine-fur

Came here to see homophobic, sexist, Evil Arts conspiracy theorists comments, was not disappointed. I for one am only disappointed I will have to wait one month extra to tralala with Dorian.

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

I'm just as skeptical as everyone else when it comes to EA, but delays are usually a good thing. EA and BioWare know they can't f this one up. I'm looking forward to it. Fall 2014/Early 2015 will be a busy season for games.

JuneauEu
JuneauEu

Having seen quite a lot of the game now, from a lot of different sources it is easy to see this will trounce all over the shambolic Copy&Paste job that was Dragon Age 2.

If it can match DA:O in terms of replayability, story, decision making, gameplay and general level of fun then this could be a 'game changer'. The engine alone can handle multiplayer, possibly this may be the face of a future MMO? Who knows.

But for one, I am happy with the delay, I wrote a review on my time in the BFHardline beta and needless to say that game felt shallow. DA:I looked done, heck most of what we'e seen has been advertised as 'Alpha' footage and it looked incredible. The one area that was fully developed didn't look like it had been skimped on and the news on how they were testing the system, seeing where people died, what routes they took. Showed they were capturing ALOT of information.

The fact it was delayed by a year was great news. Chance to make a better game, a chance the DA2 didn't get.

This news saddens me as I'm looking forward to it and wish it was here, now, but to bug fix, and flesh out some potential gaps in the areas. Is fantastic news.

Here to hoping they put the time to use.

Starbound571
Starbound571

If they delayed it and it turns out to be as excellent as DA: Origins gameplay was, I feel the delay will be justified. But if it ends up turning out to follow the same track as DA2, I'm going to have some strong words for it...


The Mass Effect trilogy was good from start to finish (Though some didn't feel the finish was actually a finish at all.) so that was the exception. But from DA: Origins to DA2, I feel the gameplay and story took a turn for the worse. If Inquisition turns out to be awful, it's going to destroy my faith in the series.

RevLux
RevLux

I don't mind too much if the game is better for it. That said, if it is delayed again I will face-punch the first elf I see. (I'm fairly sure it's the fault of those pesky Dalish.)

zeroryoko1974
zeroryoko1974

A Bioware game without significant bugs?  I highly doubt it

Boogy32
Boogy32

They wanna polish the experience. They need more bicycle stealing, and underpaid workers then.

Oh god... This summer vacation is too long.

XIntoTheBlue
XIntoTheBlue

@001011000101101 I don't think time has anything to do with what happened to ME3. If memory serves, it had to do with one pompous writer who refused to take criticism from fellow coworkers and it ended up being him saying, "It's going to this way and you're going to like it!" attitude.

csward
csward

Wow your giving those people a lot more power than they actually have. EA is afraid of losing too much $$ to the competition in October, that's all.

Diablo-B
Diablo-B

@zeroryoko1974 You must be confusing Bioware with Bethesda. Bioware has a pretty good track record of releasing games with little very few bugs.

ecter1216
ecter1216

@supercakefish You must not read what I said....I am saying all publishers are going to double check the files before releasing now to not look like an ass like Ubisoft

MasterSatsujin
MasterSatsujin

@suppaphly42 Oh, I understand what you were trying to say now. I will admit that I didn't see any of that in the new gameplay videos.

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@MasterSatsujin @suppaphly42  yes and the fact that its not in the new game is IMO a big deal. now i like the responsiveness of da2 combat and the faster pace of  combat but a combo of the two would have been the best.