Any Dragon Age fan can explain what an Exalted March is about, but not quite so many people have heard about the Dragon Age II "Exalted March" expansion. The expansion was, at some point, on BioWare's drawing boards, but it was never announced and ended up being canceled, which DA2 executive producer Mark Darrah confirmed recently via Twitter.
Darrah's followers saw this tweet appear in their feeds:
"We did have plans for an expansion pack to DA2 but, other DA opportunities came up. There were even shirts! It was called Exalted March."
Woah, hold up. What was that about other Dragon Age opportunities? Before long, BioWare fans began speculating as to what these opportunities might be, with the most popular guess being something related to Dragon Age III. Of course, Darrah can't confirm or deny this, but he did release a lengthy message to the fans on the BioWare forums.
In his message, Darrah acknowledges the rumors, but says he can't actually comment on them. He does, however, assure fans that he and the team are looking back at the "BioWare vault" to re-evaluate the Dragon Age series' direction.
"You’ve most certainly heard the rumors floating around, and unfortunately I can’t really comment on them. However, what I can say is that we’ve been thinking a lot about Dragon Age – what it means, and where it could go. This past year, we’ve spent a lot of time both going back to the 'BioWare vault' of games and re-examining them, and looking at some new possibilities that today’s industry allows."
Darrah's primary message to the fans is that the team is listening to feedback from the community. Hopefully some good will come of it.