Expansion Dragon Age: Origins -- Awakening will expose owners of the new old-school RPG to a fourth type of DLC. Say what you will about the studio’s curious, almost manic content model. But don’t call it strictly experimental -- BioWare believes unique kinds of DLC are the best way to tell their stories, both big and small.
“Everything from a single item to a full traditional expansion is thought about how it fits into the larger picture,” Melo told me, “and actually serves a purpose in revealing something about the world and its lore.”
“For fans of depth, story and lore, it means that even the smallest DLC has a lot of richness to it and provides insight to things that go well beyond what is covered in Dragon Age: Origins.”
Turns out fan desire had a hand in its creation. But its birth is also the result of the Origins team wanting to expose much more of the core game’s fiction.
“The really exciting part for us is that Origins actually fits logically into a much larger entity that we plan to slowly uncover not only through additional game content, but also through other mediums such as the novels,” Melo said.
Awakening sits in a gray area for now. A traditional expansion may or may not happen again. The team listens to its fans and plans to continue to do so to see if this kind of large, revealing DLC will fly.
We’ll delve more into Awakening’s new level cap, re-specing system, characters, and loot tomorrow.
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