E3 2008: Dragon Age arises on consoles

BioWare's epic fantasy RPG billed as a spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate will arrive on unnamed home platforms in addition to PC.


Compared to the information dump at Microsoft's press conference yesterday, Electronic Arts offered a relative trickle of new details at its event later that day. That's not to say the publisher's press conference was bereft of announcements, however, with EA's id Software publishing partnership on the famed developer's Mad Max-inspired car-combat/racing game Rage taking top billing.

While the id alliance was certainly a win for the publisher's EA Partners program, EA had news from its internal studios as well. Namely, during BioWare president Greg Zeschuk's demonstration of Dragon Age: Origins, the executive revealed that the game would arrive on consoles in addition to the PC. Unfortunately, the developer would only say that the titles would arrive "in the future," and Zelschuk did not elaborate on whether the title would surface on all platforms simultaneously.

Billed as a spiritual successor to the gamemaker's acclaimed Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age: Origins offers a classical Western role-playing experience of swords-and-sorcery combat and an epic storyline. EA expects to release the game as part of its current fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2009.

For more on the game, which just recently received its Origins subtitle, check out the game's first trailer and GameSpot's just-published impressions from the E3 Media & Business Summit.

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