It’s been almost ten years since BioWare’s Dragon Age: Origins released on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Although DA4 was officially confirmed a few months ago, a fan-created mod for DA:O recently surfaced to fix several bugs and restore some hidden content that BioWare was unable to implement in the final build.
The mod, called Qwinn’s Ultimate DAO Fixpack, attempts to fix over 790 bugs that affected the game’s overall performance. Unlike previous mods for Dragon Age: Origins, this particular one does not intend to add any additional content aside from those that are already present in the game. The mod creator also made it clear that they did not alter the game’s combat mechanics, which is widely seen as clunky and unbalanced.
The fun part about this fan-created mod is that it also unraveled some hidden content that BioWare was didn't put in Dragon Age: Origins. It is currently unknown why the developer decided to omit these elements in the final build, but it is assumed that time and budget constraints were the primary reason.
Some of the restored content in the game includes the ability to turn Morrigan in as an apostate to Greagoir, allow Oghren to join the party permanently after a dwarf king is crowned, the ability to obtain 13 items that were previously removed from the game, and many more. Dragon Age: Origins players can check the mod’s details here, which introduces improved performance and restoration of omitted content that will most definitely make for an exciting replay of the first entry to the franchise.
Ever since rumors about the next Dragon Age title began two months ago, fans have been wondering how BioWare is going to develop the game, especially after the departure of some of its original developers. Although Dragon Age 4 is officially confirmed, the game is still in the early phase of development and may take a couple of years to be released.
At the moment, BioWare is still quiet about the development of Dragon Age 4, but a job listing that surfaced a couple of weeks ago hinting that the upcoming game might feature a multiplayer mechanic. Of course, the listing does not confirm anything, but we will have to wait and find out what all BioWare has up its sleeves for the Dragon Age franchise's future.
Dragon Age: Origins is available now on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.