Dragon Age now dawning in November - Confirmed

Source: Gaming site Shacknews, spotting a handful of retailer Web sites.What we heard: Initially, the PC edition of BioWare's fantasy role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins was expected to ship before March 31, 2009. However, to the collective groan of all who had been waiting for the game since it...

Source: Gaming site Shacknews, spotting a handful of retailer Web sites.

What we heard: Initially, the PC edition of BioWare's fantasy role-playing game Dragon Age: Origins was expected to ship before March 31, 2009. However, to the collective groan of all who had been waiting for the game since it was announced in 2004, EA said in February that the PC edition of the game had been bumped to this fall to coincide with the launch of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. That date was eventually honed down to October 20.

Now, it's possible that even those many months of extra development time won't be quite enough. As first spotted by Shacknews, a handful of retailers have updated their online databases to indicate that Dragon Age has been pushed to November.

GameFly, which owns Shacknews, now lists the Xbox 360 edition of the game for a November 3 release, with the PS3 date pegged to November 19. Tech gear wholesaler Newegg lists both console editions as coming November 4, while the PC edition has retained its October 20 date. CD Universe, on the other hand, has the Xbox 360 and PS3 games holding onto their October 20 date, but the PC edition has been bumped back to November 4.

Notably, two of the largest retailers don't reflect any change at all for the heavily anticipated game. According to Amazon's and GameStop's online databases, Dragon Age remains on track for its announced October 20 launch.

Retailers are often tipped off by publishers of changes in a game's release schedule so that they can accurately allocate shelf space and promotion. However, their online databases are far from the final source of information concerning any given title.

The official story: [UPDATE] Over the weekend, BioWare confirmed that Dragon Age has indeed been pushed back to November. "Dragon Age: Origins will be released on November 3rd in North America and November 6 in Europe on the Xbox 360 video game entertainment system and PC. The PlayStation 3 version will follow later in November."

Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus.

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254 comments
Ankensh
Ankensh

@jehuty599: Bioware is an absolutely amazing game company that i do not believe deserves the criticism that you are giving it. It is not like they were trying as hard as possible to delay the game but delaying it for the purpose of making it as good as possible when it is released. At this point it is on the market and I am glad it took so long (not saying i enjoyed the delays) because the game turned out to be absolutely amazing and one of the best games that i have ever played.

ToJPhantom
ToJPhantom

@Jehuty599: You need to grown up man, I can't think of a single game that people have waited for the release of that hasn't been delayed. Delays are something you should come to expect in the game industry, sure they suck but in the end they usually happen for good reasons...just don't count DNF or Daikatana.

Toriest
Toriest

Jehuty599: It's not even two weeks later than the Oct 20 release for two of the three versions. Get a life.

Jehuty599
Jehuty599

Another freakin delay, Oh well, I'll just buy another game from a company that knows how to meet a release date, and just download the pirated PC version of this game. Damn BioWare if you can't meet a deadline, then try hiring some more people that know what there doing... I think we should all do this...when a game company like BioWare sets a release date and then keeps delaying, we shouldn't buy there crap...then just download the pirated game for free. Maybe when they start losing money they'll wake up and get there a$$ in gear.

OF-5
OF-5

I don't care i can wait a little while longer. Also on an unrelated note the box art for this game is seriously badass

hydn631
hydn631

Hopefully dragon age is ageing like fine wine at least. Id rather have them delay and polish the game than have it released not fully done or have it be full or other issues. and yes all of our wallets will cry this fall.

yuri19
yuri19

.....my wallet is gonna hate me this winter. I wish game releases were more spread out over the year.

weezyfb
weezyfb

"it's ok 15 days more is not that much " true

killeridis
killeridis

it's ok 15 days more is not that much :P

WizengamotX
WizengamotX

Most people have only been waiting for Dragon Age since 2008. The "collective groan" is really limited to the select few; I have been following Dragon Age since 2004 and am not groaning. I only cheer when video games are made better. My money is worth some quality.

paristepes
paristepes

this sucks can't wait any longer

paristepes
paristepes

this sucks can't wait any longer

CamiKitten
CamiKitten

Oh sonofa***** This sucks for me lol, b/c I wanted a good game for once be released on or near my birthday. LBP last year on Oct 20, was delayed. Now this.

Petri87
Petri87

@kratos_karmakar - Thats a stupid question. The reason ND and SCE are good at making PS3 games subce thats the only thing they do. I doubt there are any developers as good on the 360 as say Bungie or Lionhead since thats the only thing they do too. Also Bioware isnt the only one having problems whitt the PS3 verison a game. Bethesta cant get DLC to work together on the PS3 and the origional Fallout 3 was pretty inferior to the 360 version technicly.PS3 is a different beast to program for and thats maby why alot of devs dont really bother to get good at programing for the PS3 but focus on the 360 thats closer to a PC and very familliar to all developers.(though there are some jaked up 360 games too, believe you me.)

Leg3nd4ry
Leg3nd4ry

It was a rather boring summer with the limited release of games that i was interested in. September, October, and Novemember....Lots of big titles on the horizon. My wallet is going to be empty but its going to be worth it. Dragon Age is among my most wanted games this fall. Bioware, take your time and make this game shine!

lucebuce
lucebuce

at least Arkham asylum , Red Faction: Guerilla , Alpha Protocol and Borderlands will be released for the PC by then , so ... they can take as much time as they need , just as long as it's great

snake289
snake289

@kratos_karmakar Erm because those people you named only make games on the PS3?

nurse_tsunami
nurse_tsunami

I am not too upset about this. I want this game to be perfect when it releases since it has a lot of hype to live up to. This also gives me more time to save up for the Collector's Edition as well :)

NerosCurse
NerosCurse

There is just too much coming out this fall. They always put games off. Now everything seems to have a Nov or Dec release.

JTH_22
JTH_22

Well I hate it but I'm not surprised. This is my most anticipated game for the rest of this year but I guess I'll settle for Borderlands in October and pick this up in Nov. now.

robgam3r
robgam3r

@hassy94 well i read that as well but u know they say it is how u play the game that it could be up to 60 hrs meaning talking to every npc wich in some cases like fall out 3 is fun but in others it is some lame thing to same make the game longer thank your for the comment tho i really hope this game rocks

kratos_karmakar
kratos_karmakar

Damn it.. !!! i guess bioware is having issues with the ps3 version of the game.. as talented as they r why cant bioware be as talented as Naughty Dog or SCE Japan Studio when it comes to the ps3...>.

flawless_blade
flawless_blade

ugh. ive waited for this game ever since they announced it. of course ill buy it because bioware is worth supporting, but im not too sure about ea.

w4rgasm
w4rgasm

Now I only have a week to beat this before CoD:MW2.

placksheep
placksheep

This is what you have to be prepared to live with when a company estimates a release date. I still like Bioware's strategy more than Blizzard's "It's done when it's done" sort of statements.

Lionhart_basic
Lionhart_basic

I'd rather have a great glitch free game then a broken rushed game.

ParisSun
ParisSun

I don't mind, there is too much to buy in Sept & Oct anyway.

Kronblom71
Kronblom71

"At least its its only 2 weeks.Could be worse" Hope its not gonna be worse - don´t want a Dragon Age Forever here. Damn, this game just got to rock when it finally arrives, or else...

electro57
electro57

PS3 version to go after the PC/360 eh? Saving the best for last.

DivineMeliadoul
DivineMeliadoul

Bummer, and I'm on ps3 so who know how long it'll be.

adams485
adams485

Hey folks. I was one of a lucky few that got to go see the game and get some training on the toolset back at the beginning of July. It is tremendously impressive, as was the gameplay. A couple weeks more delay isn't that big a deal.

Plaidboy1
Plaidboy1

Noooo! This is the game I want most of all! It had better be everything I hope it will be with all the delays!

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Anything from BioWare is pretty much a must-buy. Take your time, guys, and deliver a finished gem.

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

they should have released the pc version already.

Bombardist
Bombardist

the ps3 is later (from what i heard) because first it is hard to port games to and second this is the first bioware ps3 game. :) hope this helps.

joynul
joynul

why is the ps3 later than the other console releases.

sandmanccl
sandmanccl

Oww man, yet another game coming out in November that I really want to play? It's a good thing my birthday is in that month else I'd be out a good $300 if I bought every game dropping then that I've got my eye on.

xXFr34k_0uTXx
xXFr34k_0uTXx

I have been anticipating this game from BioWare for awhile now ... lets hope they don't pull a Blizzard antic on us and delay it further into the future. :(

Melty123
Melty123

The game looks amazing, don't want it to get delayed but it got.

Taevataat
Taevataat

$5 says it gets delayed again. Can't wait for it to come out!

Matti9845
Matti9845

yer u can pause the gameplay like Baulders.

Ironthor
Ironthor

I wonder if you can pause like Baulders Gate

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

Awesome! Now all my Playstation owning friends can finally try a Bioware RPG. Their games are too good to be exclusive on any one system anyhow ^_^

hassy94
hassy94

@robgam3r Bioware said the game would be at least 60 hours long, at least according to the FAQ.

Nosnitsttam
Nosnitsttam

going for the PC version myself. Bioware's classic RPG's are massive and you can sink hundreds of hours into any of them. So the delay doesn't shock me, nor does it upset me. All i know is that it will be an awesome experience. as for all the gripers: at least this isn't blizzard. i'm sick of the "when it's done" response. they shouldn't even tell us a game is in the works until it's 3 months from launch, that way the wait isn't nearly as long as, i don't know, TEN FREAKING YEARS!!!

zintarr
zintarr

Now I can get Borderlands! I was going to skip it for this :)