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BioWare hiring multiplayer specialist for Dragon Age 4

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It will probably be like the way it was in Inquisition where it's just something on the side that didn't really affect the single-player at all. At least that would be preferable but since it doesn't really sound like they really know what to do with a new installment I feel like this is going to be one of those things where they keep changing their minds on what they want to do with it.

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3 minutes ago, KingGuy420 said:

Dragon Age Inquisition had multiplayer and it didn't hurt.

 

Yeah. This is what I'm thinking too before everyone starts freaking out. 

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The main people from Dragon Age are long gone and BioWare is different. I think I have every right to worry!

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Please let it be something like DA Inquisition, though looking at ME3 and Andromeda I'd say that's unlikely.

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As long as the single player experience is good I could care less about the multiplayer. 

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When it all goes wrong, blame EA.

 

EA know that not all their games need multiplayer.

EA knows that gamers are NOT moving away from linear single-player games.

EA knows that making all their games into "live services" (blech) is eventually gonna piss too many people off.

 

EA doesn't care.

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I just hope it’s not a smoldering hot mess filled with bugs, glitches, etc. But then again...........

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My expectations are so low for the new Dragon Age thanks to the Andromeda debacle (i still can't believe what they did to one of my favourite franchises), that i can't find myself getting mad about this tacked on multiplayer (at least i expect it will be the same garbage that was in Inquisition that everybody will try once, and then ignore it). Considering that the quality of the franchise went downhill ever since Dragon Age II (and i did NOT hate the game. It was just really different with pretty bad characters. Yes, i am looking at you fenris, Sebastian,Anders) I might as well ignore it and rather replay Dragon Age Origins (again). 

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I'd be more worried about the game's forced diversity and political agenda.

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1 hour ago, ObliviousSenpai said:

I'd be more worried about the game's forced diversity and political agenda.

They did that in Inquisition, so that won't be a surprise, either.

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1 hour ago, ObliviousSenpai said:

I'd be more worried about the game's forced diversity and political agenda.

Yeah, I can't believe i forgot about that. Maybe i just want to forget about the transgender krogan and the shit that was forced onto me in Inquisition.

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I couldn't care less.

 

I've played the first two Dragon Age games, felt they were pretty meh for me. Haven't played Inquisition at all so I can't comment on that.

 

Right now this just looks like yet another mostly single player game with a tacked on multiplayer. We all know EA's motives, I don't need to explain anything else.

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2 hours ago, MidnightDragon said:

They did that in Inquisition, so that won't be a surprise, either.

 

Imagine being so new to Bioware  or gaming and truly thinking that their politics were a new thing.

Plus, every EA game has to have mp. It's one of  EA's rules. It's not like this would be Bioware's first mp game...they even did a MMO before. 

 

"Nooooooo" , right. Welcome to how it's been for 10 years.

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6 hours ago, TJ_Solo said:

 

Imagine being so new to Bioware  or gaming and truly thinking that their politics were a new thing.

Plus, every EA game has to have mp. It's one of  EA's rules. It's not like this would be Bioware's first mp game...they even did a MMO before. 

 

"Nooooooo" , right. Welcome to how it's been for 10 years.

 

There's a difference between diversity being an organic part of the game, which Mass Effect and Dragon Age have done in the past and forcing it into the game like we've seen with Andromeda. This new title seems to be leaning towards to latter with the director's statement. And sure, politics have been a part of games like the Metal Gear series, but now we're seeing developers force political agendas into their games. 

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17 hours ago, KingGuy420 said:

Dragon Age Inquisition had multiplayer and it didn't hurt.

 

Agreed. I never personally used it, but it seemed fine, and completely unobtrusive to my experience. On the other hand, MP in Mass Effect 3 turned me off completely, due to the fact that it bled (if ever so slightly) into the SP experience.

 

14 hours ago, MidnightDragon said:

They did that in Inquisition, so that won't be a surprise, either.

 

I didn't think that diversity was forced at all in Inquisition. 

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4 hours ago, ObliviousSenpai said:

 

There's a difference between diversity being an organic part of the game, which Mass Effect and Dragon Age have done in the past and forcing it into the game like we've seen with Andromeda. This new title seems to be leaning towards to latter with the director's statement. And sure, politics have been a part of games like the Metal Gear series, but now we're seeing developers force political agendas into their games. 

 

 I suspect if you knew what being organic and part of the game meant you would have elaborated as such instead of making that empty statement.  

The director mere said the same thing they've always said in response to their options about inclusiveness and sexuality in their games.  

You people are the ones changing how you feel about it. What has the new title even fucking done at this point? Oh rignt not a damn thing. Outrage culture at its finest. 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, starcrunch061 said:

I didn't think that diversity was forced at all in Inquisition.

 

Because it wasn't.

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23 minutes ago, TJ_Solo said:

 

 I suspect if you knew what being organic and part of the game meant you would have elaborated as such instead of making that empty statement.  

The director mere said the same thing they've always said in response to their options about inclusiveness and sexuality in their games.  

You people are the ones changing how you feel about it. What has the new title even fucking done at this point? Oh rignt not a damn thing. Outrage culture at its finest. 

 

 

 

You made the empty statement of forced politics not being new to games. I can be worried about a game forcing diversity and politics especially with how it worked out so well with BFV and ME: A. I'm not saying the game has already failed, nor am I hoping for it to. You're the one who seems to be outraged. Look at your post history, you spend most of your time attacking and complaining about others opinions without providing substantial arguments.

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31 minutes ago, ObliviousSenpai said:

you spend most of your time attacking and complaining about others opinions without providing substantial arguments.

 

Pretty much every point where he puts himself in a discussion is abrasive and overly difficult, so don't take it to personally. The only way he feels he is capable of interacting with community members he disagrees with (or community members in general) is to put himself at odds unecessarily with them in as many ways as possible. Better to just ignore and move on to engage with other people who aren't as combative.

 

18 hours ago, MidnightDragon said:

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2019/01/09/dragon-age-multiplayer-bioware-hiring/#/slide/1

In all seriousness, I was afraid of something like this. They made it clear it'll have a live element. I fear the single player will suffer for it.


Hard to tell with EA if the single player might suffer as a result. I guess it could go either way at this point. Depending on the structure, it could be cool to have some co-operative gameplay in some form within the DA universe. If handled right, that is. Thanks for linking this, I'll keep my eyes and ears open for future news on it.

 

14 hours ago, Spaz said:

Right now this just looks like yet another mostly single player game with a tacked on multiplayer. We all know EA's motives, I don't need to explain anything else.


They don't have the best track record, agreed. I wonder if the hammering they've taken this year might force them to rethink a few practices in future though. If to amend their financial losses at the very least.

 

17 hours ago, WeprCZ said:

My expectations are so low for the new Dragon Age thanks to the Andromeda debacle (i still can't believe what they did to one of my favourite franchises), that i can't find myself getting mad about this tacked on multiplayer (at least i expect it will be the same garbage that was in Inquisition that everybody will try once, and then ignore it). Considering that the quality of the franchise went downhill ever since Dragon Age II (and i did NOT hate the game. It was just really different with pretty bad characters. Yes, i am looking at you fenris, Sebastian,Anders) I might as well ignore it and rather replay Dragon Age Origins (again). 


Andromeda soured things a bit for me too, i'm going into the idea of the new DA entry with cautious optimism. I loved Origins, enjoyed Dragon Age 2 on a very basic level, but enjoyed Inquisition far more than I thought I would. I'll keep an open mind for now i reckon.
 

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