So Bioware announced that Inquisition will now be coming out November 18th and Visceral announced that Battlefield Hardline is now coming out "early 2015." There go my November games. :(
Not going to complain about Dragon Age too much, though if Battlefield is going to be delayed, that's EA's ONLY big game this holiday season. Sucks to be them.
I wouldn't say Hardline is EA's only big game for the holiday, certainly the biggest, but I think Dragon Age is going to do quite well for them. In this age of Skyrim breaking the 20 million mark and Game of Thrones being the most popular show on TV, a fantasy RPG with elves and dragons isn't the niche product it once was.
This seems to me like a "welp, if Hardline isn't gonna make 2014, then we better just goose Dragon Age as OUR release for the holidays". Makes sense in that scheme, though I'm legitimately looking forward to it so waiting an extra six weeks is a bit of letdown. Six more weeks to prep that day one DLC amirite!?
I had no idea what the Inquisition release date was in the first place. Combined with the fact that I'm pretty solid on the game being okay, but not what I'd be looking for from the series (oh, and also because games are only ever delayed for ill because they're trying to fit into a specific release slot), I'm pretty much okay with that.
Hardline... yeah... you might as well be telling me Barbie Dream House Party 2 was delayed into 2015, because I just don't play online shooters regardless of their status. Actually, at least the latter would have made for an amusing Quick Look.
Not a good sign for Dragon Age I think. This is a pretty late delay - did the game fail certification? - very likely, if you consider how soon it was to be available, time required before that to manufacture discs and ship to stores and then the time in cert. Can't imagine what else it would be.
Lots of bugs to kill in very little time :S
As for Hardline... What? Too hialrious EA.
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