The official release of Dragon Age: Origins DLC "Return To Ostagar " has been delayed, but that doesn't mean you can't play it.
First the delay: Bioware says it caught an eleventh hour bug in the program, necessitating it pushing back the release date. Here's the word from Fernando Melo, the Online Producer of Origins:
"...it's something that was serious enough that we felt it impacted the quality [of the DLC] and we made the choice to delay it to give our fans the best experience with it. That was the reason behind [the delay] -- we want to make sure that we don't cut any corners when we do the DLC."
There's already a lot of content out, there's a lot more coming -- we just announced the expansion pack, and there's more coming after that. I think the worst thing we could do after that is do anything 'to poison the well,' to use the expression, or put fans off from feeling that they're getting the best content from us. It's a long term decision instead of a short term decision."
But if you're itching to expand the Dragon Age experience and can't wait for the official release, there are gamers already playing it, apparently; an illicit torrent is making the internet-rounds.
You should not download this torrent. Besides the disrespect, dishonor and general uncoolness of piracy, the pirated version of the Ostagar DLC would contain whatever error Bioware mentioned. Although gamers of a conspiratorial bent are positing that the DLC was pulled at the last minute not because of an error, but because the game experience was just too short. Either way, the illegal file is bound to disappoint.
There is no ETA on the official release of the Ostagar DLC, although Dragon Age: Origins "Awakenings" DLC is slated for a March 16 release.