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Dragon Age: Origins Day One DLC Plans

GameSpot has details on plans for DLC for Dragon Age: Origins, which they say will be released for the PC and Xbox 360 editions on November 3, the same day the game goes on sale, while the PS3 edition of the DLC will come later in the month when BioWare's RPG is released for that platform. There will be no fewer than three pieces of DLC, one being the previously announced free Blood Armor, the second is The Stone Prisoner, free with new purchases of the game, and the third is Warden's Keep, for which they have a teaser trailer. Here's word on that:

BioWare today announced that Dragon Age: Origins will get its first downloadable expansion on day one. Called the Warden's Keep, the DLC will add a dungeon-based quest to the game along with six new abilities, a variety of items, and a base where players can trade with merchants. It will feature a supernatural storyline set in an ancient--and possibly haunted--fortress once used as a redoubt by the Grey Wardens, the ancient order at the center of Origins' main storyline. (A magic suit of Grey Warden armor will be one of the items in the add-on.)

The Warden's Keep will be available for MSP 560 ($7) on Xbox Live Marketplace and $7 on the PC on November 3. It will cost the same price on the PlayStation Store when the PlayStation 3 version of Dragon Age goes on sale later in November.

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41. Re: Dragon Age: Origins Day One DLC Plans Oct 7, 2009, 22:30 Stanly Manly
 
I'm starting to get the impression that what we are seeing here are game developers working on a project that they were told to work on by others that control the money.

Is that true?

If it is, I'm torn. I'd really like to reward game developers who treat players as valued customers. However, you guys also simply need to stay employed. And if your job depends on you doing what you are told to do, then I cannot fault you for that, either.

Maybe I simply have the wrong idea about the state of the game industry. Maybe publishers have game dev's by the balls.
 
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