Ha! That was actually an inflammatory leading header designed to get your attention. If you're reading this, it worked! Journalism! Plus, I've always wanted to use "console-itis" in a post.
That said, the accusations that Dragon Age 2 is catchin' the fever aren't completely false. An interview with Lead Designer Mark Laidlaw printed in French gaming mag Joystick revealed details regarding the new game's camera options and mod support, namely that the PC version would no longer offer the overhead "strategic view" present in Origins, and that they had no plans to release a toolset for creating user-generated mods, citing that the original toolset was "very powerful but very complicated."
As might be expected whenever someone talks about a multiplatform game being "different" on one platform or another, the forums blew the hell up as PC gamers voiced their outrage, not least because many of Origins' PC fans liked its nods to old-school Baldur's Gate-like mechanics. Eventually Laidlaw himself took to the forums to exercise some damage control.
Regarding mod support he said:
And about the camera:
Laidlaw ended on a "please just wait and see" note:
So, yeah. Take his advice, fellow PC gamers, and wait on a few more details. As a player who liked to zoom out to, y'know, do stuff, and also used many, many mods, I certainly hope they're they're listening.
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