Dragon Age: Origins Heading to Consoles After PC

BioWare's upcoming RPG Dragon Age: Origins will arrive on unspecified consoles following its PC release, director Dan Tudge has confirmed.

"Yes. Dragon Age: Origins will be coming to consoles in the near future, yes," Tudge told Eurogamer. The site claims he hinted at a late 2009 release for the console release, with a representative stating that "plans for consoles haven't been finalized yet."

BioWare had previously stated that the Dragon Age franchise would eventually make its way to consoles, but had not specified if that referred to Dragon Age: Origins or a console-specific entry.

Billed as BioWare's "spiritual successor" to its hardcore PC RPG series Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age: Origins is currently slated to arrive on PC between January and March of 2009. It was originally announced back in 2004.

According to Tudge, the game's title "really represents three real key elements," including "the origins stories," "the return to BioWare's roots" and "the origins of the franchise, of the series."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    August 18, 2008 8:36 AM

    I could live with more games (especially RPGs) being developed like this. Make it as awesome and deep as you can using the PC platform, THEN figure out how to consolize it.

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      August 18, 2008 9:26 AM

      If that's what's truly being done though.

      What I fear is that the designers may still have the question "would that work on a console?" in the back of their heads throughout development.

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        August 18, 2008 10:45 AM

        Yeah, sad but true. We can only hope that's not the case, or at least it's not a big factor.

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