BioWare Talks Up Dragon Age II’s Save Import Features
Written Wednesday, February 09, 2011 By Dan WebbView author's profile
Speaking to save-game import kings, BioWare, at EA’s UK HQ recently, Dragon Age II Senior Producer, Fernando Melo, told PS3T that not only is Dragon Age II a perfect starting point for new players, but it’ll also include “3 premade world states” for Dragon Age fans to tinker with and much more.
“So you’ll definitely be able to bring in your Dragon Age: Origins saves, so definitely hang onto those,” Melo told PS3T. “The one nice thing about it is, for new players, this is a fantastic time to jump into the game. It’s a brand new story and you won’t necessarily miss out. The way that we introduce events from Origins are done in a way that will explain what’s going on in Origins, and then the story pretty much diverges out from that.”
“The time frame advances up to 10 years away, so there’s less and less connectivity to those events,” he continued, “but for Origins players, the really nice part is, not only can you import that save game and see all that reactivity, but we also have 3 premade world states that you can choose.”
“So even if you had a game save that had all of your previous decisions, if you wanted to see some of the different choices and how they behave, you can actually choose from one of these other save states as well and then be able to see how those pan out.”
Furthermore, Melo told us the extent to which we can see Origins’ decisions carry over and what sort of things we can expect to see in the future.
“The nice thing is, we’re going to have downloadable content, etc, that will also take into account other decisions, so even though there’s a lot of things that won’t necessarily be apparent, there’s a lot of subtle stuff and things in the future as well that will start to come out of those save games.”
Do we need to hang on to our Dragon Age II save though for the inevitable sequel? Tune in to our full interview later on with Melo to find out. It’s answer and response that can’t be given justice via the wonderful medium of text. True story.
Dragon Age II is scheduled for a March 8th and March 11th release in North America and Europe respectively. Check out our recent meaty hands-on preview here.