At Gamescom last week PC Gamer got some time to talk to Bioware’s CEO, Dr. Ray Muzyka about the divisive reception of Dragon Age 2 and how that’s shaping development for Dragon Age 3. If you’ve been on the blog for a bit, you know I vastly preferred the original, but hey, different strokes and all that. Regardless, you can hardly say I was the only one who thought the franchise took a half step back. Bioware’s solution, that they hope will appease fans of both, is to take what they think was best in each game and bring them together for Dragon Age 3. Says Muzyka:
“What we need to do as developers is take that feedback from both sets of fans to heart and see about marrying that in future games in the Dragon Age franchise. I think that the team has actually got a great plan. I think the team is going to have some things that are going to surprise both sets of fans, both core fans and new fans with a marriage of these… the best from both games, Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2. And we look forward more to talking about that in the future.”
Hey just put ’em together and it’ll be the perfect melding. Woo! Sounds easier said than done to me. In fact, it sounds like something you’d say when you desperately want to appeal to both sets of fans without pissing the other off. Still, say what you will about Bioware, they’re pros and they know what they’re doing, so I’ll keep the faith. There’s some other good quotes at PC Gamer so check out the full article.