Bioware caught off guard by Dragon Age 2 player reaction
Bioware have stated in an interview with Xbox World Magazine that the very polarizing reactions after the release of Dragon Age 2 caught the company “off-guard”. Dragon Age 2 was criticised by fans of the previous game for being being ‘dumbed down’, with the RPG mechanics severely reduced.
Ray Muzyka, one of the founders of Bioware, stated:
“Dragon Age 2 was incredibly polarising and it caught us off-guard, honestly. It appealed to a new fanbase and we were delighted by that, but we’ve heard fans who wanted more of the Origins experience. We have to take all that feedback and find a way to marry those together, so we can bring everyone on the journey with us.”
As a result of the feedback it received over Dragon Age 2, Bioware has stated Dragon Age 3 will combine elements of Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2.