Dragon Age: Origins Writer Calls for Remaster With ‘PS5-Era Bells and Whistles’


We’re in an age of remasters and remakes. In the first few months of 2023 alone, we’re seeing relreases of high-profile games like Dead Space, Metroid Prime, and Resident Evil 4. With 2000s nostalgia at an all-time high right now, video game writer David Gaider is calling for a remaster of 2009’s Dragon Age: Origins.

Gaider was the lead writer and setting creator for BioWare’s Dragon Age: Origins, and would go on to work on both Dragon Age II and Dragon Age: Inquisition. On Twitter, Gaider wrote, “If we’re on a kick re-mastering games from the aughts, what about Dragon Age Origins? Its graphics were behind the curve even at the time of release… can you imagine it with brand new PS5-era bells and whistles?”

Replying to some other Twitter users, Gaider played down the likelihood of a Dragon Age remaster happening, saying “I suspect EA would only do it if they thought it would sell like *gold-plated* hotcakes. They’ve… never really gotten DA, or understood why it sold better than Mass Effect, was my impression.”

The writer also said he’d even be satisfied with “Inquisition-level graphics” and just wants “Morrigan to not have the shoulders of a linebacker and for the sex scenes to not look like someone bashing marionettes together and shouting ‘now kiss!'”

Dragon Age: Origins released to critical acclaim in 2009, and the game made ‘s list of the best modern RPGs. Recently, Origins’ lead technical artist revealed some of the biggest “what-ifs” from the first game’s development.

We haven’t seen a new Dragon Age game released since Inquisition in 2014, but BioWare is currently working on the upcoming Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. There’s still a long ways to go in development, but the studio recently confirmed that the game is now playable from start to finish. However, the project recently lost its production designer when Mac Walters left BioWare after nearly 20 years.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines at , Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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