While applauded for its gameplay and narrative, BioWare’s Dragon Age: Origins didn’t quite tick all the check boxes when it came to graphical prowess. The PC version clearly looks the best but the console versions have had more than a few complaints thrown at their feet — a problem the studio aims to fix in future installments.
For Dragon Age 2, BioWare is putting a lot of focus on making the game’s engine “visually super hot,” VP Greg Zeschuk says, revealing that the technology is one of the key things they’re working on for the sequel. “I can confirm that we’re doing a lot of work on the Dragon Age engine, and doing a lot of stuff to pump it — to make it visually super hot,” Zeschuk told Joystiq, adding that they’re also going to continue to evolve the game’s visual style. “People are going to see some cool … I can’t really say too much, but I think Dragon Age as a world is interesting. It’s a timeline, and you can go anywhere.”
Dragon Age 2 is still likely a few good years away, leaving plenty of time to get that save game ready. In the meanwhile though, there’s going to be plenty of downloadable content to keep dark fantasy fans occupied, the latest of of which made its belated entry just today.