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You Won't Have to Pay for Any Additional Party Members in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Posted by Robert Ramsey

Thank the Maker

Canadian developer BioWare is no stranger to fan backlash and general gamer outrage, but with the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition, the studio is striving to hit all of the right notes in order to win back the series' somewhat fractured audience.

Speaking to the Official Xbox Magazine, creative director Mike Laidlaw confirmed that there'll be no DLC party members in the ambitious cross-gen RPG. "Because of how deeply enmeshed in the system companion characters are, we can't just add them on the fly," he explained. Laidlaw then goes on to outline why the controversial practice of on-disc DLC simply isn't a route that the developer wants to follow.

With nine party members set to make an appearance in the finished game, there should be plenty of diversity when it comes to your allies, and there's little doubt that we'll be hearing more and more about the release as we get closer to its Fall 2014 launch date. Are you hoping for a particular kind of comrade? Have you forked out cash for downloadable characters in the past? Join our ranks in the comments section below.

[via totalxbox.com, gamespot.com]

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User Comments (3)

NicolaHaydenStaff

#1

NicolaHayden said:

While there defiantly will be DLC, at least everyone will get all the characters. To think there's an army of people who don't know the glorious rogue Sebastian.

thedevilsjester

#2

thedevilsjester said:

@NicolaHayden I generally wait until all the DLC is available and then buy the game as a complete edition. Not so much out of frugality, more because I don't want to finish a game and then revisit it six months later.

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