The lights are on
With BioWare's Mass Effect 3 introducing multiplayer to that RPG series, perhaps it's only fitting that another BioWare franchise – Dragon Age – might be getting multiplayer as well.
Kotaku has a rumor that different multiplayer modes (including PvP and PvE) are being worked on, but it's unknown if this multiplayer component will be added to the series via a downloadable game/DLC or simply be included into Dragon Age III. The combat will apparently be based in an arena, and players will be able to fight against dragons as well as fight in dragon form themselves.
The mode is being built using Battlefield 3's Frostbite engine, so you know it's going to look good.
Is this just the next logical step for the series or an anathema?
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Oh and another thing, the article says that it will use the frostbite engine, is that referring to the old one or Frostbite 2.0? Granted some features of 2.0 might not be needed for DA (ie destructible environments), but it would still be nice if they used the updated engine rather than the old one.
The Arena doesn't sound like a terrible idea, but yeah, I'm kinda in the boat that everyone else is with the "Why can't you just pay attention to the single-player more first" opinion.
Give the series a gameplay that works, a bigger SP, and a graphics upgrade. After all this is said and done, I'm open to any ideas regarding MP then(as odd as it may sound right now).
Well as much as I hate multi-player in single-player games, if they can implement it right then I have no problem with it. For example, I'm kind of liking the multi-player previews they are doing in ME3, such as that it does not mess with the player's storyline and you get to play with your friends with playable races.
However, they need to improve on the single-player first, and DA3 using Frostbite 2? That's freaking amazing, although I don't know how they'll use destructible environments. And again people, this is just a rumor! Take it with a grain of salt, unless Bioware officially announces it.