In a recent update from game-maker BioWare, they have given a statement to mention that from now on, Dragon Age: Inquisition is done on the seventh-generation consoles, such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Even though the RPG and multiplayer game was initially released on Sony’s and Microsoft’s second-to-latest consoles, any future DLCs will not available on them.
So, if you own seventh-gen gaming platforms, the game is as good now as it will ever get.
However, while the previous generation’s consoles will be left behind, players will not. Along with additional patch notes, BioWare has great news for those who are not done exploring the vast continent of Thedas. A Save Importer tool has been added to the newest patch to smooth over the transition.
Dragon Age players can use the new feature to transfer their game, saves and DLCs from PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to PlayStation 4 or Xbox One accordingly. They will not lose their progress or need to pay an additional fee for the transfer, but developers warn that the characters might look differently due to the superior hardware capabilities of last-generation consoles.
The developers also explain that you cannot transfer between platforms, as PlayStation makes use of its exclusive PSN accounts that will not work on Xbox.
Expansion games such as Black Emporium is required and, if you own the additional DLCs and wish your progress to remain intact, you will also have to import Spoils of Avvar or Jaws of Hakkon along with the main game.
It also stands to reason and tradition that PC will be viewed as an entirely different platform and will not be affected by the change.
It’s not the first game to implant the option of migrating saves and games should the player wish to upgrade their gaming platform. High profile games such as Grand Theft Auto V or Destiny have also made use of the feature, though they haven’t stopped updates yet.
So it comes as no surprise for most that Dragon Age follows suit and perhaps more would step down that same path. And it’s certainly more cost efficient than spending $350 for an upgrade to Xbox one or the standard $400 for purchasing a new PlayStation 4.
The question rose if the change will be worth it and BioWare has made sure to mention that there’s much more content to be released for the game in the future. The third installment of the Dragon Age series still has much to explore, at least for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users.
The update called “Patch 8” will be available later this month and it will bring several more community-demanded changes to the game. It is curious though if we should take the signs and add them up to a conclusion.
Other high-profile games such as the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Batman: Arkham Knight, Evolve or zombie-apocalypse game Dying Light, were released only for last-gen consoles and PC, so perhaps this marks the end and slow fade-out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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