Many might be saddened by the shut down of the free-to-play browser spin-off Dragon Age Legends on Facebook and Google+ recently. Well all is not lost Dragon Age Legends fans, as developer BioWare will be releasing the game as a free download from the game’s website.
The 2D role-playing game released in 2011, apparently didn’t meet the expectations set by Electronic Arts with the publisher wanting to free up some extra space for future titles. The game’s website stated that, “If you have played the online version of Dragon Age Legends on either Facebook or Google+, you will soon be able to download your character as a Saved Game and continue playing in the single-player game.”
The website also stated that the reasons behind the shutdown was not “by any means a reflection on the quality of the game” or “the awesome team who created it”, citing the lack of profit as the main reason of its demise. Electronic Arts told Game Informer in May about the decision to shut Dragon Age Legends down:
Closing out older titles is a tough decision, but allows us to dedicate resources in the BioWare San Francisco and Sacramento studios on exciting new social RPG projects already in development.
So with character and saved game data easily transferred, the only difference is the loss of Facebook and Google+ functionality, which gamer’s won’t take to heart. The game requires Adobe Air to run though, with the website saying to check back in a few days to see instructions on how to download your character from the online game.