The original launch schedule for Dragon: Age Inquisition would have seen the next installment of Bioware’s release in the fall of 2013. However, the game was delayed one full year and the developer is now speaking out about what features to the game are being added as a result of the extra time they have been given to improved the title. Bioware’s Allan Schumacher revealed on the developer’s forums on May 12 that the ability to be able to select between four different playable races is a direct result of the delay.
Before the decision was made to delay the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition until later this year, Schumacher confirmed that the third entry of the fantasy-themed series was only going to allow gamers to play as a human protagonist. The extra year of development gave Bioware the opportunity to add the option for fans to once again choose between a variety of different fantasy races.
This is a good example of fans receiving a better product as the result of a delay. While many gamers may find the wait inconvenient, they will end up getting an improved product in the end. Just like Dragon Age: Inquisition was initially going to feature, Dragon Age II also only let gamers take on the role of a human character despite the fact that that the franchise’s first installment included multiple playable races. Thanks to the delay, however, the ability to decide the race of the main character returns to the series as Schumacher revealed with the following statement.
The races came in as a result of the time extension. For the vast bulk of the discussion regarding races, human was the only one and was so until we learned we were getting another year on the game.
In addition to being able to choose between four different races, fans will also be able to select the protagonist’s class and gender in Dragon Age: Inquisition. The game is scheduled to launch on Oct 7 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3