Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed to November 18

Something had to inevitably fall out of that packed October calendar and Dragon Age: Inquisition turns out to be the latest domino.

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October was rapidly becoming a crowded month, which meant that something had to inevitably take a backseat. That something turned out to be Dragon Age: Inquisition. Publisher Electronic Arts announced that BioWare's upcoming RPG would be delayed by about six weeks and is now set to release on November 18.

Executive producer Mark Darrah made the announcement on the Dragon Age: Inquisition website (via Polygon), stating that the final weeks of development would be focused on creating a more polished experience.

Given what we saw from the game at E3, the wait may just be worth it. The game is still slated to arrive on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3.

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    July 22, 2014 1:35 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed to November 18.

    Something had to inevitably fall out of that packed October calendar and Dragon Age: Inquisition turns out to be the latest domino.

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      July 22, 2014 1:44 PM

      Son of a bitch.

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      July 22, 2014 1:46 PM

      I'm ok with this, take your time. It's gonna be hard to top divinity for rpg of year (i just started it other day but still it's best i've played in a looooong time), i got my hopes that 3 will be to DA1 what BGII was to BG1; a sequel that blows the doors off in all regards. Trying to pretend DA2 never happened.

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        July 22, 2014 3:31 PM

        I agree. I've been playing D:OS since a week before release. Hands down the best RPG i have played in years. I enjoyed DA:O, but never played DA2. But this DA:I looks like its going to be Brilliant! This needs to take its time and come out when it's polished and ready, regardless.

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          July 22, 2014 5:11 PM

          Somehow i missed the kickstarter for divinity completely but preordered it based on hype here at last minute. I may be speaking early as I haven't got that far into it yet but I think it's destined to become a classic like BGII or Ultima VII etc. Plus seems like it'll be good for repeated play-throughs with alternative styles and classes, especially because of the randomness of loot. Adding challenge by using 2x lone wolf or even solo characters etc will extend it's lifetime even further.

          I loved it so much after first night of playing I today paid quite a bit extra to snag up a collector edition from ebay. Since they only made 3000 and game is selling so well on steam i think they'll be gone before too long as everyone learns of it's quality.

          Only 1 US listings left besides one I snagged but 4 non-us listings left with 16 copies, yet 5 copies have sold in past 5 days. One listing is cheap but has negative reviews and from poland, chose not to roll dice with him. More will probably appear but I chose not to take that chance. Just sharing for any unaware of collector edition severe limitedness or considering getting a copy later, may not want to wait too long.

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      July 22, 2014 1:49 PM

      God dammit.

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      July 22, 2014 1:52 PM

      considering the state of DA2, take as much time as you need so you don't come out with another abortion

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        July 22, 2014 5:32 PM

        Yeah, this.

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        July 26, 2014 5:18 PM

        Agreed, I would've used the word abomination to describe DA2 however.

        If only they could go back to the basics that made DAO so good and improve on them, instead of doing what it seems like they did and was have a committee whose sole purpose was to pick each facet of DAO and make it worse. And lets not forget all the important tie-ins kids!

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      July 22, 2014 2:04 PM

      Good on EA for getting their quality under control.

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        July 22, 2014 2:24 PM

        I think this was probably BioWare's call rather than EA's.

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          July 22, 2014 8:46 PM

          It might have helped that EA had a really good financial earnings call today.

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      July 22, 2014 2:36 PM

      Probably a good move, same with the hardline delay. October was looking pretty nuts!

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      July 22, 2014 5:12 PM

      I'd rather have a delay then a stinker.

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      July 22, 2014 5:42 PM

      Thank god, I might not need to sell a kidney in October now.

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      July 22, 2014 7:52 PM

      The Hardline announcement brings EA published titles down to a potential 6 for the whole year (not counting different platforms, and only 2 more currently released if you include those). This is down from like 50 last year (including all platforms). This is a sad year for EA.

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        July 22, 2014 8:23 PM

        Less but better quality games is a bad thing?

        I'm already over saturated with more games that I can play before the end of the year.

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          July 22, 2014 9:07 PM

          We have had UFC, PvZ, Titanfall, and 2014 FIFA World Cup. I wouldn't call that better quality. Last year we had Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Battlefield 4, Dungeon Keeper, PvZ 2, Real Racing 3 and SimCity.

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      July 22, 2014 8:58 PM

      Fine by me Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is supposed to come out Oct 7. I'll have that beat by the time Inquisition comes out, and hopefully made a dent in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. I'd rather wait if it means less bugs.

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      July 24, 2014 7:13 AM

      They keep polishing this thing I'm expecting a diamond. I thought they where already polishing this game. So on release I'm expecting nothing but perfection.
      Go right ahead EA, set up the dominoes.