Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed from October to November
Battlefield Hardline isn't the only EA title to be delayed today. Dragon Age: Inquisition executive producer Mark Darrah has also announced that BioWare's highly anticipated RPG has been pushed back until November 18, 2014 in North America (November 21st in EU). It was previously due out on October 7.
"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," Darrah said in an update on the game's website. According to the executive producer, the delay will allow BioWare time for some extra polish.
"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.
"I’m privileged to be a part of a team that has been working very hard to surpass every measure they’ve set for themselves. That has meant completing huge amounts of game content, fixing bugs both big and small, and improving the overall experience. 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," Darrah concluded.
In addition to some extra polish, the delay also means Dragon Age: Inquisition will move out of a busy October release window, which had previously seen DriveClub, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Alien: Isolation, and Dragon Age all due to launch within the same week of each other. It's not totally in the clear, though, as it will now compete head-to-head against Ubisoft's Far Cry 4, due out in the same week.
Battlefield Hardline, meanwhile, has been delayed from October into early 2015.