Dragon Age 2 high-res texture pack released

PC gamers blessed with a snazzy computer will be pleased to hear that Dragon Age 2 developer has celebrated the RPG's North American launch today by releasing a high-resolution texture pack. You grab the 1GB download from BioWare or here at Shacknews.

"This will add the option to enable higher detail replacements for most textures in game," BioWare said. "A big difference will be noticed on level art especially." It's recommended that you not use the pack unless you have a graphics card with 1024MB of RAM, and "most of the benefits" are said to only be visible in DirectX 11 mode.

As for why the textures aren't included the game, senior producer Fernando Melo has explained that "This is all content we were able to complete after the game disc was locked and sent for certification."

Dragon Age 2 was released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America today, and is due out in Europe later this week.