Creative Director Claims Dragon Age: Inquisition Will Have No DLC CharactersJon Ledford |
In response to the fan criticism against EA titles for having downloadable content in the form of exclusive characters, the third Dragon Age title will feature no DLC characters.
In an interview with Total Xbox, Dragon Age: Inquisition's creative director Mike Laidlaw said that BioWare will not be releasing any downloadable content characters for its third major Dragon Age title. Laidlaw explained that having DLC characters added to the game in future content patches forced BioWare to put a lot of the character's content on the disc prior to the game's release. Since gamers have been complaining about DLC merely unlocking areas of a disc they technically own, BioWare no longer wants to force people to pay for content that's already theirs. Two examples of these DLC characters include Javik in Mass Effect 3 and Zaeed in Mass Effect 2.
So far, six party members have been revealed for Dragon Age: Inquisition: Varric, the comical dwarf rogue; Vivienne, the powerful Machiavellian mage; Sera, an Elven ranger; Solas, an Elven mage; Iron Bull, a Qunari sellsword with one eye; and Cassandra Pentaghast, a former Chantry Seeker. There are still three other members to be revealed, and we're glad that none of them are going to be any form of DLC we might have to purchase. Morrigan, the witch from the first game, is said to have a major role in Inquisition, but we're unsure as to whether or not the Witch of the Wilds will be joining your party.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is slated for a Fall 2014 release for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.