Inquisition Party

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.

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