One of the best parts of PC games and one thing that the consoles may never be able to fully utilize is complete customization and the ability to create and share additional content for games. That would mean they couldn’t overcharge players for tiny little updates that more often than not, should have come with the original shipped game.
The first games that come to mind are Morrowind, Oblivion and Starcraft. All of these titles on the PC came with toolsets/editors that allowed you to create your own levels, characters, maps, items, and then share them and play them. With Dragon Age: Origins on the PC, you can do the same with the toolkit it’s coming with – check out the video and official info for a hint of the things you can do with it after they jump.
Here’s the some more official info from the Dragon Age: Origins official site:
- Create New Adventures — Forge your own environments from your imagination, or use the rich set of Dragon Age locations and artwork as starting blocks to build new, original campaigns, quests, or cut-scenes.
- Stage Massive Battles — Test your might in battle by fully customizing the combat and creature AI, allowing you to create detailed action sequences full of heart-pounding warfare.
- Be the Director – Create your own stories with the powerful cinematics editor that offers full control of the camera, voice and lip syncing tools, and a full character creator.
- Content Creator’s Community — Join the BioWare Social Network where you can easily find tutorials, share content, chat with other creators, and get content updates for the toolset.
Are you excited for the idea of unlimited potential for additional user-generated content?
Dragon Age: Origins is available next Tuesday November 3, 2009 on the X-Box 360, PS3 and PC. Don’t forget to check out the new Dragon Age TV Spots!