Dragon Age: Origins writer says we need a PS5 remaster
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Dragon Age fans are starving right now. It’s been nine years since the series’ last release, and despite the fact that a new game was announced in 2018, we still don’t have a release window for it. It hurts.
It’s not all bad news, though - last year, one prominent insider, Jeff Grubb, claimed that the upcoming Dragon Age: Dreadwolf could release in late 2023. According to him, the title was, as of last February, “in very good shape”, and was also “on schedule”. Given that recently, some supposed leaked gameplay footage appeared online, this could hold true.
Take a look at the teaser trailer for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf below.
Either way, fans are hungry for more content, and so is one of the series' ex devs. As IGN reports, David Gaider, Dragon Age: Origins’ lead writer and setting creator, recently revealed on Twitter that he’d love to see a new-gen remaster of the series’ first game. Origins first released on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 back in 2009, so it’d definitely be worthy of some extra love, especially since visually, it hasn’t aged very well.
“If we're on a kick remastering games from the aughts, what about Dragon Age: Origins? Its graphics were behind the curve even at the time of release... can you imagine it with brand new PS5-era bells and whistles?” Gaider tweeted.
If we're on a kick re-mastering games from the aughts, what about Dragon Age Origins? Its graphics were behind the curve even at the time of release... can you imagine it with brand new PS5-era bells and whistles? 🥳— David Gaider (@davidgaider) February 23, 2023
He continued, expressing his belief that EA would probably only consider making his dream come true under one condition: “I suspect EA would only do it if they thought it would sell like gold-plated hotcakes,” he wrote. “They've... never really gotten [Dragon Age], or understood why it sold better than Mass Effect, was my impression.”
It remains to be seen if this will ever actually happen - chances are, the devs are mainly focused on getting Dreadwolf out on shelves (and let’s face it, fans are probably far more eager for that, too). Either way, let’s just hope that the Dragon Age drought ends soon.