EA had their 2015 first quarter financials meeting today, and while there was some really great news, there was some unfortunate news as well. Not only was Battlefield: Hardline delayed into 2015, but Dragon Age: Inquisition will be pushed back to November 18, over a month later than it’s originally slated launch date.
No long dropping on October 7, EA looks to be moving the game out of the crowded window. With NBA 2K15, NBA Live 15, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Project Spark all set to release on October 7, gamers better have their wallets ready.
Initial hands on previews of Dragon Age: Inquisition have been promising, but Bioware wants to make sure they have a great product. Executive producer Mark Darrah said, “We appreciate the enormous support we’ve received from all of you to get to this point, and while this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you’ll play will be all the better for it.”
At this point, with the game still a ways out, a small delay for Dragon Age: Inquisition isn’t a huge deal. It’s only a matter of five weeks, and both EA and Bioware may be thanking themselves later after seeing sales. A game that is already projected to do wonderfully, moving out of the shadow of potential competition isn’t a bad idea.
It is interesting to see EA be the one to move their title however, considering the size of the company. At any rate, Dragon Age: Inquisition will continue to be one of the most talked about games up until its November 18 release.