To say BioWare’s fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Origins is going to be epic is a bit like saying Rush Limbaugh is out of pills again; it’s just obvious. And yet, as the game’s executive producer Mark Darrah told TheGameReviews.com in a recent interview, BioWare has plenty more in store for the game beyond what will ship in the box on November 3rd.
In addition to two novels, a comic book, a pen and paper game, and swords (yeah, swords), gamers can expect at least two years of downloadable content support for the game as well. “And it’s going to be everything from really small stuff like item packs up to larger quests that might last an hour or two up to even fully fledged expansion packs,” Darrah explains. “Really it’s a broad long term support plan for the game.”
Darrah says that right now, the extra content will grace the console and PC versions of the game, and BioWare is currently working on finding a way to bring the community tools, which will be landing on the PC somewhere down the line, to consoles as well. In other words, Dragon Age: Origins will be as much a game as it will be a serious creative investment. As if you expected anything less from BioWare.