Dragon Age: Awakening to be a download-only expansion on PSN in Europe

Monday, 15th February 2010 19:40 GMT By Johnny Cullen


The FAQ for the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins expansion Awakening has revealed it’ll be available in downloadable flavour for PSN in European and PAL regions only.

That’s because of a rule from SCEE which dictates that an expansion can’t be released together on the PSN and at retail together. One or the other, Ringo.

While PC and 360 will get both flavours here, anybody without an internet connection might just be out of luck.

Sorry, kiddlewinks.

Awakening is available on March 16 worldwide for 360, PS3 and PC.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Michael O’Connor

    Let the 360 vs PS3 flame war commence…. NOW!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    I would rather have it on Disk vs Download especially on the PSN.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Very odd rule. Especially if its only SCEE doing it and not SCEA.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Spiral

    Well they have to find some way to screw Europe over if they can’t hold it back for six months.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    Why on earth do SCEE have this policy and SCEA don’t? God SCEE are unbelievably incompetent.

    I know it’s not the biggest thing to get angry over but I do prefer to own things on disk over download wherever I can so this irritates me. Then again it explains awakening appearing on retail websites for 360 and oc but not ps3.

    Okay here is the questions:

    How big will this be and how much?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    I guess this means that the GTA4 episodes wont be sold on a disc for PS3 in Europe to?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    That’s not technically an exansion though right?

    Plus unlike awakening I have seen the ps3 gta episodes on websites like and amazon

    #7 5 years ago
  8. RGW1982

    @ 6

    Not Like Anyone’s Gonna Buy It Anyways, Download Or Disk.. It Will Fail Even Worse Then It Did On The 360.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    I’m buying it -_-

    #9 5 years ago
  10. RGW1982

    Let Me Rephrase That, Anybody With Half A Brain Will Not Be Buying Year & Half Old DLC For Full Price, The Idiots Will But The Masses Won’t, Most PS3 Players Don’t Play Or Got Rid Of GTA IV Already.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    That’s because of a rule from SCEE which dictates that an expansion can’t be released together on the PSN and at retail together. One or the other, Ringo.

    That’s utterly retarded.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. magowiz

    That’s wonderful, I have a 40gb PS3, should I download 10-15gb of expansion via web ? Maybe four or five days of continuous download should be sufficient….

    Thank you very much SCEE ! I should have bought American version.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    They do what? I’d love to know why that’s the case.

    Couldn’t they just release a disc version a few weeks later or something? Or, you know, bend the stupid rules for once?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. BraveArse

    Didn’t european retailers screw Sony royally over the WarHawk, GT4 prologue and SOCOM releases? Insisting that they sell them at retail price or they wouldn’t stock them? I could’ve sworn that was a big issue a couple of years back. If so I can understand the rule… sort of.

    If not, colour me mental and get me to a psychiatrist. :S

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Nurse! :-D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. BraveArse

    Hey if I get bedbaths then it’s a win for me. :)

    #16 5 years ago

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