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Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed a month for polishing

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We’ve all been excited for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The game has tons of cool features that blew me away at E3, and you all loved what you saw from the footage that they revealed. Now Bioware has announced we’ll have a wait a little bit longer to actually play it.

As irritating as delays can be, it’s far more frustrating to play a game that could have been awesome but is broken instead. EA has developed a reputation for releasing games before they’re ready, and I’m just glad to see they’re taking the extra time if they need it. According to Mark Darrah, Executive Producer on the game,

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.

Reading between the lines, it seems safe to assume that the story needed some tweaking, as did the platform-specific details. Perhaps it’s more about resolution-gate or framerate-gate; or maybe Bioware knows they have to get the exploration and ending right this time around. Fans of the series love to play the games, but get very upset when standards aren’t met. While I think we are all sad to hear that we have to wait even longer to get our hands on the game, I’m glad that when we eventually do, the game will be better – just remember how it worked out for Watch Dogs. Besides, at least this frees up October a bit, making that month slightly less ridiculous when it comes to games launching in that period.

Last Updated: July 23, 2014

112 Comments

  1. Sith JJ

    July 23, 2014 at 08:46

    Peoples of lagz!
    Announcement
    Who is awesome (meaning: who has a pc and steam)?
    Who wants Deus Ex HR Director’s Cut?

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 23, 2014 at 08:49

      From the newest Humble Bundle? hehe

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Saxon

        July 23, 2014 at 08:49

        Yeah, 1st world problems, I have most of those games…

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          July 23, 2014 at 08:50

          Me too. I don’t have that problem with The Walking Dead comic bundle though.

          Reply

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 08:50

            Been eying that one

      • Sith JJ

        July 23, 2014 at 08:49

        Possibly πŸ™‚

        Reply

    • Viking Of Science

      July 23, 2014 at 09:06

      I’ll take it off your Hands… I Need to play the Director’s Cut!

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief Saxon

      July 23, 2014 at 09:11

      MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

      Reply

    • Sith JJ

      July 23, 2014 at 09:12

      The question for this awesome prize is….
      In the original Deus Ex.
      What was the username and password to the Statue of Liberty. (try your hardest not to google it)

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Saxon

        July 23, 2014 at 09:13

        NSF001
        smashthestate

        Reply

        • Viking Of Science

          July 23, 2014 at 09:13

          Admiral beat me to it…

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            July 23, 2014 at 09:13

            Awwww jisssssssssss

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:15

            There’s a consolation prize of Daikatana. If you want it. Heheheh

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:17

            I’ll take it, I want to be John Romero’s Bitch…. XD

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            July 23, 2014 at 09:20

            Are you sure?

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:21

            It’ll be an Experiment, I’ll even finish it….

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            July 23, 2014 at 09:23

            Impressive

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:21

            Message me on Steam, I’ll send you the link. I’m on the lagz group.
            Side question. Is your profile pic the ARM logo?

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:22

            Yes. here at least, On Steam it’s a Viking shadow…

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:22

            I’m asking because I’m a TA fanboy. So….respect, yo.

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:24

            As Am I… but you’re a CORE player if I recall.

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:27

            Ha. Good memory. Yes. But not because of the Krogoth, because of the Naval and Air (apart from the Brawler gunship from ARM)

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:28

            Yes, Quite, Logged into steam on my phone, and apparently we’re friends now…. sent you msg…

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:28

            Sent it to your Steam Chat.

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:34

            Doesn’t seem to be there, mind resending?

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:35

            No problem. Looks like it’s picking up two chats, strangely.

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:38

            Got it!

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:39

            Good luck and enjoy. I suppose.

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:43

            I’m Going to Log The Journey as A Collection Of Screenshots, I’ll make a Tumblr or something… πŸ˜›

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:43

            I’m Going to Log The Journey as A Collection Of Screenshots, I’ll make a Tumblr or something… πŸ˜›

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:46

            haha. Put at least one on your Steam activity page

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:58

            Oh, It’ll all come on my Activity Feed. It’s downloading to my PC, god I Love interconnectivity.

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 10:04

            I’m sitting right now trying to decide what to tell my pc to download next so I can play it tonight maybe.

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 10:19

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 10:20

            Wow dude. Just wow.
            This is just so damn cool.

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 10:27

            Yeah, Now You’ll just roulette for days… πŸ˜›

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 10:19

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:58

            Oh, It’ll all come on my Activity Feed. It’s downloading to my PC, god I Love interconnectivity.

        • Sith JJ

          July 23, 2014 at 09:13

          Holy crap that’s fast.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            July 23, 2014 at 09:14

            Is that what she said?

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:14

            No. No it’s not

      • Kensei Seraph

        July 23, 2014 at 09:13

        … I did that only a few months ago and of course I can’t remember.

        Well I’ve already got the CE so enjoy Admiral.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Saxon

          July 23, 2014 at 09:14

          WINNAR IS MEEEEEEEE

          Actually currently jamming DX The Fall, so MOAR DX is perfect!

          Reply

          • Viking Of Science

            July 23, 2014 at 09:15

            Isn’t the Fall Terrible though? I Mean, it is a mobile port….

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:15

            I thought the same.

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            July 23, 2014 at 09:16

            It’s actually really good, considering what it is. I’m fully immersed and can’t wait to jam again tonight!

        • Admiral Chief Saxon

          July 23, 2014 at 09:21

          I had the CE, but the DC is a WHOLE new game

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 23, 2014 at 09:23

            Really?
            Any idea what they changed?

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            July 23, 2014 at 09:26

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 23, 2014 at 09:35

            Holy mothballs.
            I need to get this sometime.

            Pity it doesn’t seem like they’ve changed the best way to get exp is to go stealthy peaceful.

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            July 23, 2014 at 09:48

            Well, its takes more skill and time, so naturally the reward should be more. Since Adam is not happy with his Augs and what he became, he tries to hold onto his humanity, by being non lethal. Just my take on it

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 23, 2014 at 09:49

            I agree, but I got a sweet silenced sniper rifle as part of the CE and I never used it once since I wanted to get as much exp as possible.
            It was pretty disappointing.

          • Kensei Seraph

            July 23, 2014 at 09:49

            I agree, but I got a sweet silenced sniper rifle as part of the CE and I never used it once since I wanted to get as much exp as possible.
            It was pretty disappointing.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 23, 2014 at 09:50

            My take on it was it was more fun to murder everyone that way as opposed to just shooting them.

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:50

            That’s your take on life. It’s different.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 23, 2014 at 09:57

            I am a unique murderous little snowflake.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 23, 2014 at 09:57

            I am a unique murderous little snowflake.

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:50

            That’s your take on life. It’s different.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 23, 2014 at 09:50

            My take on it was it was more fun to murder everyone that way as opposed to just shooting them.

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:50

            Yes. Agreed. Also. Stealthy stealth is the best.

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:50

            Yes. Agreed. Also. Stealthy stealth is the best.

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            July 23, 2014 at 09:48

            Well, its takes more skill and time, so naturally the reward should be more. Since Adam is not happy with his Augs and what he became, he tries to hold onto his humanity, by being non lethal. Just my take on it

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 23, 2014 at 08:48

    Hardlimes is delayed until an undisclosed month in 2015 as well.

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      July 23, 2014 at 08:56

      Expecting sour reviews?

      Reply

  3. Rince&pop

    July 23, 2014 at 08:50

    ALL GAMES DELAYED TILL THEY AREN’T.

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      July 23, 2014 at 08:51

      EA

      Reply

      • Rince&pop

        July 23, 2014 at 08:51

        Eventual Access?

        Reply

        • Sith JJ

          July 23, 2014 at 08:51

          Ha!

          Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          July 23, 2014 at 09:07

          (Way To) Early Access..

          Reply

  4. Hammersteyn

    July 23, 2014 at 08:55

    Yeah “Polishing”

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Saxon

      July 23, 2014 at 09:05

      Mythbusters proved that you CAN polish a turd

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 23, 2014 at 09:06

        I’m not sure what to do with that information.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Saxon

          July 23, 2014 at 09:06

          Google the video, its masterful! I believe Lion poop won?

          Reply

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:09

            I don’t know how masterful poop can be

          • Admiral Chief Saxon

            July 23, 2014 at 09:10

            DO IT

          • Weanerdog

            July 23, 2014 at 09:23

            Actually I firmly believe you could sell the polished turds as super high value decor to the rich and frivolous.

          • Sith JJ

            July 23, 2014 at 09:29

            Or EA could release it as a new game.

      • Hammersteyn

        July 23, 2014 at 09:10

        Yeah well it’s already proven that EA customers are polishings EAs knob.

        Reply

    • Weanerdog

      July 23, 2014 at 09:22

      You spelled “game breaking bug” incorrectly.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        July 23, 2014 at 09:35

        hahaha XD

        Reply

  5. Spaffy

    July 23, 2014 at 09:01

    As long as it’s not another Beta.

    Reply

  6. Kensei Seraph

    July 23, 2014 at 09:07

    Good.

    Reply

  7. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    July 23, 2014 at 09:21

    Wax on… Wax off… Wax on… Wax off

    Reply

  8. Weanerdog

    July 23, 2014 at 09:26

    So they showed it to EA and all the different dungeons confused them, so they were sent back to condense the game to just one dungeon that could be explored over and over again.

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      July 23, 2014 at 09:43

      Nah. Not enough micro transactions in the game.

      Reply

    • ToshZA

      July 23, 2014 at 09:43

      Nah. Not enough micro transactions in the game.

      Reply

      • Weanerdog

        July 23, 2014 at 10:59

        Shit! you probably right.

        Reply

  9. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    July 23, 2014 at 09:40

    LOL EA!

    Reply

  10. Matthew Holliday

    July 23, 2014 at 09:46

    motherfu-

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      July 23, 2014 at 09:47

      fuerer?

      Reply

      • Matthew Holliday

        July 23, 2014 at 09:50

        I mad.
        I properly mad.

        TI4 finished and now I already dont know what to do with myself, now I must wait a month?
        fsafdgy auh2asdf aghdf;ov

        Reply

        • Sith JJ

          July 23, 2014 at 09:52

          I haven’t played a Dragon Age in a while, but I can sympathize with your frustration about this. Personally I was actually considering getting this, seeing as how TESO turned out to be such a bowl of crap.

          Reply

        • Sith JJ

          July 23, 2014 at 09:52

          I haven’t played a Dragon Age in a while, but I can sympathize with your frustration about this. Personally I was actually considering getting this, seeing as how TESO turned out to be such a bowl of crap.

          Reply

        • Rags

          July 23, 2014 at 10:01

      • Matthew Holliday

        July 23, 2014 at 09:50

        I mad.
        I properly mad.

        TI4 finished and now I already dont know what to do with myself, now I must wait a month?
        fsafdgy auh2asdf aghdf;ov

        Reply

    • Sith JJ

      July 23, 2014 at 09:47

      fuerer?

      Reply

  11. Rags

    July 23, 2014 at 09:48

    Don’t worry Bioware, you are allowed to say: ‘bug fixing’. πŸ˜‰

    Reply

  12. Rags

    July 23, 2014 at 09:48

    Don’t worry Bioware, you are allowed to say: ‘bug fixing’. πŸ˜‰

    Reply

  13. Willem Swanepoel

    July 23, 2014 at 10:09

    Last time Bioware delayed a game .. Mass Effect 3 *cough* it had a bad ending!!

    ^_^

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      July 23, 2014 at 10:59

      I liked the ending. Complainers will complain.

      Reply

      • Willem Swanepoel

        July 23, 2014 at 11:27

        Since when is someone’s opinion a complain? So if someone does not agree with you he/she is complaining? Interesting …

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          July 23, 2014 at 11:28

          Technically, you’re not agreeing with the creative vision for ME3.

          Reply

          • Willem Swanepoel

            July 23, 2014 at 13:06

            Very creative vision, red, green, blue ;-)~

            If you compare the quality of their other RPG endings. DA:O , ME1&2 etc. then it was not that impressive.

            Still, ME3 was a brilliant game, had epic moments, moments that I will never forget.

          • Kromas

            July 23, 2014 at 16:37

            Most people were upset about the lies. There is a quote from an interview where they said and I am paraphrasing here ” [other RPGS]… have endings A,B and C. Our game will not follow this route and all your choices throughout the series will change the outcome.”

    • Brady miaau

      July 23, 2014 at 12:36

      Yeah, look. It had an ending. Define as bad is your choice. I loved it and I believe the majority did not mind the ending.

      Reply

      • Willem Swanepoel

        July 23, 2014 at 13:07

        When they redo the endings part it was acceptable πŸ˜‰

        ME3 was still a brilliant game for me. Bad endings does not make a break a game…

        Anyway, I was just joking about the delayed part.

        Reply

        • Brady miaau

          July 23, 2014 at 13:48

          fair enough

          Reply

  14. Willem Swanepoel

    July 23, 2014 at 10:09

    Last time Bioware delayed a game .. Mass Effect 3 *cough* it had a bad ending!!

    ^_^

    Reply

  15. Lardus-Resident Perve

    July 23, 2014 at 10:43

    Well, gives me more time to get a new console after my trip to NZ! Go Bokke!

    Reply

  16. Brady miaau

    July 23, 2014 at 12:37

    I am replaying Sleeping Dogs here people. come on. I NEED this

    Reply

  17. Nikola

    July 23, 2014 at 13:00

    Dont get me wrong I am super excited for this game but I am glad it got delayed for a month there are waaay to many games in October this let’s me finish SHadow of Mordor and Assasins Creed and maybe start Lords of Fallen and Evil Within plus there is Destiny yeah way too many games:)

    Reply

  18. Acornbread

    July 23, 2014 at 17:12

    Anybody want Spec Ops: The Line for free?

    Reply

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