Dragon Age: The Veilguard may not be as cold a name as Dreadwolf, but BioWare says the change is because the game isn’t just about Solas


Dragon Age: Dreadwolf’s name change to The Veilguard was a bit of a surprise, but BioWare didn’t do it just for the sake of it.

Look, no matter what you say, Veilguard isn’t as cold a subtitle as Dreadwolf. Veilguard sounds like a piece of DLC at best, but the decision has been made so there’s not much we can do about it now. But the decision wasn’t just for marketing reasons or, worse yet, an irrational hatred of wolves, textual or otherwise. Game guide I recently spoke to various bandleaders of The Veilguard and asked each of them why they changed their name.

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Talking about how Dragon Age games are “a reflection of the teams that make them,” game director Corinne Busche explained that BioWare “learned quickly and realized that the absolute heart of this game is authentic, diverse companions.” Once we have made a move, as always, we always review our decisions and make sure they still reflect the game we are trying to build. We just felt we needed a title that reflected what the game was really about.

Basically, the team wanted to focus on their group of heroes, which is a reasonable reason to change the game’s name (even if, again, perhaps it could have been something less dull).

Alex had the opportunity to tackle The Veilguard in person at the Summer Game Fest and came away excited and wanting more. There’s no release date yet, but it’s expected to release this fall on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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