On the heels of the Battlefield Hardline delay comes the news that Bioware's Dragon Age: Inquisition, originally slated for release this October, has met with a minor delay of its own- just a few weeks, now launching in November instead.
EA already dropped one bomb-shell by announced that Battlefield: Hardline had been delayed into 2015 to help improve a number of facets. Now, Bioware’s Dragon Age: Inquisition has also been delayed albeit by a month. As opposed to October 7th, the open world RPG would now be out on November 18th in North America and November 21st in Europe.
Executive producer Mike Darrah explained that, “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 customization 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.
“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.”
Given that the delay is only for a month, we’re fine with this decision if it means Dragon Age: Inquisition will be that much more fun (read: less buggy). Heck, at least it’s not joining Hardline for a 2015 release.
This game actually looks like Bioware is getting it right this time, so if they feel they need an additional six weeks to iron it out or whatever, let them have them, I say.