Dragon Age: Origins and Sims 3 Suffer Stiff Delays

Nathan Grayson

If your incredibly strict 2009 gaming schedule absolutely required that you give Sims 3 a day-one download and light tiny people on fire until Dragon Age: Origins’ “early 2009” release date, prepare to cancel that fake encounter with mononucleosis (followed by a string of extra long-lasting colds due to your “weakened immune system”), because the two games have run away together into the latter part of 2009.

The Sims 3, originally scheduled to snatch your girlfriend away on February 20, will now launch on June 2 instead .

“The June launch combined with the break-through game the team is building gives us the perfect runway to create awareness for The Sims 3,” said EA marketing boss Russell Arons.

Meanwhile, Dragon Age: Origins, as with any good BioWare game ( the only non-delayed BioWare game , for reference) slipped big time and will be bed-ridden until EA’s third quarter, which runs from October 1 to December 31. Apparently, the delay will allow EA to more properly market to the Baldur’s Gate-esque RPG’s PC version alongside its console cousins.

"I'm really proud of our team, who are working very hard to make Dragon Age: Origins the biggest and most exciting BioWare game yet, and we will work to ensure it not only meets, but exceeds the expectations of our loyal audience," said CEO Ray Muzyka.

Kinda rubbing salt in the wound, aren’t you there, Muzyka? Something tells us this won’t be an easy wait.

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