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DLC Jaws of Hakkon Release for Other Platforms Announced

posted Mar 31, 2015, 7:15 AM by Princess Stabbity   [ updated May 2, 2015, 1:31 PM ]
Finally - it's confirmed that the Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC Jaws of Hakkon will be available for all other platforms [besides Xbox One and PC] - in May*.

Not everyone is pleased at how long that exclusivity deal lasts, as you can see from the replies to Dragon Age's tweet confirming the release month. On one hand, I'm happy it's coming out for other platforms at all.. on the other, that's one hell of a long wait for people on other platforms.  Two months? That length of time will kill any hype for the DLC that was generated when it was released. Most XBox One and PC players who bought the DLC will have finished it a long time prior and have moved on, not to mention the other full-length game(s) coming out around the same time that will completely distract players.

I wonder if the fees paid by Microsoft for the exclusivity deal will make up for lost sales from the other platforms. It certainly won't make up for player's feelings of animosity. While I'm a PC gamer and currently have access to the DLC, I do not agree with exclusivity deals in general as they leave some portions of the player base out in the cold. The Dragon Age community should all be able to enjoy DLC and expansions when they are released, as otherwise it splits the player base and creates enmity where, honestly, there already is too much.

Of course Bioware is free to do as they please in every respect, and perhaps there is something I'm missing about the entire thing (wouldn't be the first time!). I can only comment from what I see from my lowly angle as a player.

*Update: The release date for the other platforms besides Xbox One and PC will be May 26.

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