For those of you who played Mass Effect 2, you should remember that Bioware implemented a digital service that piped free content to users who bought copies of the game new, rather than used. That program was called the Cerberus Network, and news has just hit stating that Dragon Age 2 will be getting something similar.
The as-of-yet-unnamed service was confirmed by Dragon Age 2 Executive Producer Mark Darrah, who in an interview with Joystiq said:
“We haven’t announced what’s in it, but it’ll definitely be something kind of in that Cerberus vein where there will be additional content.”
Darrah also responded to comments regarding the relatively weak Dragon Age: Origins DLC that was released.
“What we’re doing with the DLC in Dragon Age 2 is making it larger; so it’ll be bigger teams, more unique environments, more unique creatures — so that it gets the attention it deserves to get.”
Those who opt to pre-order Dragon Age 2 soon (as in possibly right now) will be upgraded for free to the BioWare Signature Edition. The Signature Edition will likely provide free bonus content, most likely delivered through the DA2‘s version of the Cerberus Network. I’m hoping they name it something that has to do with a horse’s trolley or something, that would be pretty awesome.
I’m pretty excited to see what BioWare has in store for us with Dragon Age 2, considering how drastic some of the changes are compared to its predecessor. It is a testament to BioWare’s ability to look at their own work, find out what’s wrong with it, and head back to the drawing board to fix it. I felt it was very much like this when it came to Mass Effect 1 and 2.
Dragon Age 2 will be slicing up ogres and Darkspawn on March 8, 2011 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.