This is one of those times when we're not entirely certain the news is as good as it sounds. But on the surface, it definitely appears to be a positive announcement, especially for role-playing fans.
It took a while – five years after it was first announced, in fact – but Bioware's latest title, Dragon Age: Origins , has officially gone gold and is scheduled to launch on November 3. Up until now, we figured it would only arrive for the Xbox 360 and PC as it was previously revealed that the PS3 version wouldn't drop until later; all we knew is that it might be on store shelves later in the year. But Bioware co-founder and EA boss Ray Muzyka has announced that PS3 owners should be happy, because all versions will now be coming out on the same day. Oddly enough, the PS3 version still isn't solidified for Europe, as they say it'll release "a bit later in November." Considered to be the "spiritual successor" to Baldurs Gate , this is the RPG that many have been waiting for, but as Bioware doesn't have much of a history with PlayStation hardware, we're a touch concerned they're rushing this one out the door. When we first heard of the delay, we were actually content that the team was addressing any problems but now…well, maybe they just fixed everything early.
Either way, here's hoping the PS3 version isn't inferior to the 360 and PC versions; the latter two were probably a whole lot easier to make for Bioware, who has been most familiar with PC-style technology in the past. We just want the same experience as everyone else gets…guess we'll find out soon enough.
Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Origins