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BioWare: Dragon Age is the launch of a “platform,” a “landmark in fantasy”

Tuesday, 7th April 2009 09:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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BioWare boss Ray Muzyka has told VG247 that fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Origins marks the launch of a fantasy “platform” for the company, one that will last for “years”.

“We want this to feel like a living world,” he said, speaking at GDC. “Like a rich, deep, living world. We’re seeing this as the launch of a new platform for us. It’s a landmark in fantasy.

“We want people to stand up and take notice and really feel as though this is an event when it comes to market.”

As reported yesterday, extensive DLC is planned for the game.

“We’re planning to invest heavily in post-release content as well,” Muzyka added.

“People are going to be able to play this for years afterward.”

Dragon Age: Origins – dubbed the “spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate” by the developer – will release for PC, 360 and PS3 later this year.

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7 Comments

  1. Michael O'Connor

    Rehashing the same moral system in every games (and it is the same system, no matter how many ways you try to say its really not) and sticking your characters in a generally derivative fantasy setting is by no stretch a “landmark”.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Nathan Grayson

    Still though, the whole “platform” idea sounds pretty cool — though they said something similar about Mass Effect DLC, and that hasn’t really panned out.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Morrius

    Everything is a platform these days. Wasn’t Mass Effect going to be a platform? All that amazing DLC would suggest complete success. Vaguely related, I started playing ME on PC last night. It’s a whole new game, I have no idea how I put up with the shonky 360 version.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Thamer

    “People are going to be able to play this for years afterward.”

    OK maybe I’m so interested in this game that I’ll pay every DLC ever go to sale for the game…

    But i’m sure that Bioware working for 5 years in this will give us a “platform” that will be hard to be compare with for the next 5 or 10 years…

    #4 6 years ago
  5. mightyhokie

    Be skeptical if you must, folks, but if it says ‘BioWare’, it ends up being top shelf AAA awesome.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. hitnrun

    @Michael

    But do we actually know it’s the same? I realize there’s reason for skepticism but we don’t actually know how this will end up.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. endgame

    mepc is the best game i ever played. and dragon age will be the second. bioware is my favourite game developer and it never failed me. allways releasing triple a games. hell, i’m playing kotor again after so many years and it feels so different. i now realise how much i have changed in these past years. no other game developer can make a gamer feel the way bioware does through the games they make.

    #7 6 years ago

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