The reason behind the delay was for Bioware to put some more time with the game to give fans “the best Dragon Age experience ever”. Here’s what they have to say about the delay:
“Since we began working on Dragon Age: Inquisition almost four years ago, our goal was to create the best Dragon Age experience ever,” executive producer Mark Darrah said. “It was that goal that motivated many of our decisions: moving to Frostbite, bringing race choice and customization back, improving tactical camera, building a team of characters whose relationships evolve based on your actions, and most importantly, crafting an epic, nation-spanning story that both draws upon past games and takes you to many new places in the realm of Thedas.”
Fans can look forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition starting on November 18th in North America and November 21st in Europe.