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Dragon Age 2 DLC to address fan feedback

Future games to appeal to a wide audience.

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BioWare plans to release downloadable content for Dragon Age 2 it hopes will address some of the feedback it received from core fans.

Without revealing exactly what the DLC will contain, BioWare said it has an opportunity to listen to core fans of the first game in the fantasy role-playing series as it moves forward with the franchise.

"We have some new DLC that's upcoming that's going to try and address some of the comments and try and provide the fans with the things they're looking for, both the core fans and the new fans," BioWare boss Ray Muzyka told Eurogamer.

"We're committing to making sure all the products in the franchise going forward are going to appeal to a wide audience, both the core and more."

Last month BioWare used Twitter to call for staff to work on Dragon Age 3. "We haven't formerly announced it," Muzyka said when asked about the tweet. "We obviously have more things planned for Dragon Age in the future."

Reflecting on Dragon Age 2, Muzyka said, "It's been one of the most polarising launches we've had, frankly."

Eurogamer's Dragon Age 2 review cast an 8/10. "An enduring classic?" asked Dan Whitehead. "Not quite. A satisfying epic? Absolutely."

"It actually drew a lot of new players in who really love it," Muzyka continued. "Many people who played Dragon Age: Origins loved it as well.

"But also there were a lot of fans of the original Dragon Age: Origins who weren't as happy with it. Maybe they were looking for more of the same, and it was different and innovative in ways they weren't expecting.

"Commercially, it's been very successful. Critically it's been successful with a lot of new fans, and many of the old fans.

"We take the feedback of all of our fans, our core fans particularly, really seriously. We're committed to trying to address that feedback.

"We think it was innovative. We're proud of the risks the team took. We think it's the right direction for the franchise. We also think there's an opportunity to listen to the core fans who loved Dragon Age: Origins to make sure they're with us on the journey going forward.

"We need to work hard to make sure that happens, that that is the case."

Muzyka's comments echo those from EA Games label boss Frank Gibeau, who told Eurogamer last week that "we lost some fans with Dragon Age 2".

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