Bioware: Dragon Age Is More Successful Than Mass Effect

BioWare's principal designer, Rob Bartel, revealed that Dragon Age was a more successful than Mass Effect.

In fact, Dragon Age is now the most successful game released by Bioware, the creators of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Baldur's Gate, MDK2 and Neverwinter Nights.

"Dragon Age was an extremely successful title for us - last November it was the single most globally successful title we've put out to date," said Bartel.

"This is one of our two primary IPs in the Edmonton studio in Canada, and then we're working on the Old Republic down in Austen. So Dragon Age is a very big part of what we do and for what the future for BioWare will hold for sure."

It is worth noting that Mass Effect has been released on Xbox 360 and PC only, while Dragon Age was released for Mac and Playstation 3 in addition to the Xbox 360 and PC.

Dragon Age 2 has been officially confirmed for March 2011 release.

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Dragon Age is more successful financially. Not really a big deal. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great game, but I think Bioware has done better games.

Mass Effect hit a smaller market share, as did Mass Effect 2 being tied to PC and Xbox. Mass Effect was a better game, despite it's flaws.

If only Bioware would remake and rerelease Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 with the expansions in a new package supporting resolutions above the default, with multiplayer support and modding tools provided - it would be the greatest RPG ever.

I loved DA:O, looking at the

I loved DA:O, looking at the new look (and lack of origin's or carrying over of your old character) they are giving to DA2 it makes me worry. They seem to be going in the route of ME2 which don't get me wrong was good, but DA was supposed to carry on the legacy of Baldur's Gate (and the titles that it inspired), turning DA into just another hack and slash RPG seems like a EA move to me, by that I mean making a game that has an easy game system to rapidly develop a sequel thus having an new game or expansion each year. In other words Madden or better example COD (yes I know COD different studio/publisher, but it is the same principal).


why the hell would anyone want to play dragon age? I couldn't give a shit enough to finish it the first time. I'd rather me some witcher2

it might play like shit but

it might play like shit but that doesn't mean it didn't sell.... this should be obvious when you sell to only pc and xbox you have a market of only 100 million people adding the ps3 adds an extra 50 million (please note I made these numbers up off the top of my head) so it goes to stand that dragon age SHOULD be more successful... console exclusives only hurt developers


dragon age plays like shit on ps3 though, it chugs everywhere you go, and loading screens are like a minute every time. choppy gameplay and artifacts everywhere


Only if you're a fucking idiot who chooses to undertake developing a game for a system that you don't understand. Look at Kojima, Rockstar, Insomniac, Naughty Dog, Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Guerilla, etc. You think they don't know how to code the ps3? Every game they make for the ps3 is outstanding.

So shut your fanboy mouth fool.

Oh, and I love how people with ZERO developing knowledge go "jajajajaja ps3 sucksss, so bad to code for maaaaanggg, lemme go get me some burritos eh?"

Fucking idiots, you don't know shit

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