Dragon Age: Inquisition producer talks multiplayer, Qunari and more
Posted: 03.01.2014 11:36 by nickhorth1 Comments: 8
In an interview with OXM posted today, Bioware producer Cameron Lee talked about the upcoming title, including classes, possible multiplayer, the addition of the new Qunari race and more.

Lee also denied that Dragon Age: Inquisition's end of the world plot has too much in common with the last game in the Mass Effect trilogy.

"We have this event that occurs and the world is in chaos, sure, but in Mass Effect, you always knew what the threat was, you always knew that the reapers were there. In Dragon Age: Inquisition, whilst there is a humongous tear in the sky, and all these powerful factions and nations are in chaos - all this is happening at once, and that's a little too strange to just suddenly occur and be coincidence.

So the player has more of an investment in uncovering what's going on here. And it's not necessarily about uncover some truths and get this person on side in order to deal with the thing at the end, it's a lot more complex than that. And you know, you are a force. Yes you're a character, but you lead this organisation, this inquisition, which has a really significant presence in the world, a presence and an influence on these different nations and factions.

So in Mass Effect you formed factions but it was mostly on a personal scale, whereas in Inquisition you're talking about having a personal impact, but mostly through these big crunchy, meaty decisions and impacts that the Inquisition can have on the world. It's kind of like the difference between being a Jedi, and founding the Jedi Order."

Lee also confirmed that Bioware had been looking into Dragon Age multiplayer, but reiterated that nothing had been set in stone yet.

I have no idea at all in terms of hiring, but you know, the Mass Effect multiplayer stuff is really good, so we've certainly looked at options like that, but we haven't decided on anything in terms of multiplayer at this point.

He also assured fans of series canon that there are believable reasons for players to play an inquisitor from the normally isolationist and mysterious Qunari race.

"There is a valid reason why Qunari are sitting on the throne of the Inquisition, as there is for an elf. Elves have been persecuted in this world, so how would a human nation feel about having an Elven inquisitor come up to them and talk to them? So there are ways that all this fits together."

Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming later this year. How would you feel about Mass Effect 3 style multiplayer?
Source: OXM
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By LukeDion1987 (SI Core Member) on Jan 03, 2014
MP in ME3 was better than SP... But in DA universe I don't know, but I think I don't want MP in this game. Better make big, long, great SP, just like in DAO or even better!
By The_Tingler (SI Core) on Jan 03, 2014
Not sure how it would work but as long as their main focus is single-player I couldn't care less.

Otherwise, I'm very excited - although this is Bioware's last chance to do right, in my book.
By Voqar (SI Core Member) on Jan 03, 2014
I was watching a lengthy dev video for DAI the other day and it looks impressive, but at the same time, it looks blatantly consoley, and to me, that is a huge turn off. I'm sick of the console influence bringing down what should be amazing PC games.

I find it especially annoying from companies that made their mark in PC gaming and who sold out to become corporate console whores.
By wolfsrain (SI Member) on Jan 04, 2014
And EA did not learned anything...Here goes the third title.Most of the original Bioware staff moved once EA acquired Bioware ( opened their own companies or went some other place). This time i won't shed a tear when EA will close Bioware. The docs knew EA's history and made a deal with the devil. They were forced out in the end and they are the only ones to blame for the loss of a once great company.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jan 04, 2014
This seems to be the game that determines if Bioware is still a studio worth paying special attention to or not for a lot of people, unfortunately we're talking EA here.
By The_Tingler (SI Core) on Jan 04, 2014
@Voqar: I'm paying a wait-and-watch approach to the console stuff with DAI. They haven't shown it with mouse/keyboard controls yet. They say it can played either more action-orientated or more tactical a la Origins, but I want to see first.

For me Inquisition has to prove that a) they've learned their lessons from DA2 and b) they haven't forgotten that Dragon Age is primarily a PC franchise. I'm willing to give them a chance and I like a lot of what I'm seeing and hearing, but if they screw it up or make it too action/gamepad-focused that's it. I'll never believe anything they say ever again and certainly won't get excited about a Bioware game again.
By Chosen_One (SI Elite) on Jan 13, 2014
I do not trust em. After DA II and ME 2-3 they completely destroyed themselves in my eyes. Maybe it is because of EA, they shouldn't sell themselves to this company for sure, it would be better if they would've work with Microsoft. The legendary studio, BioWare is gone, there is only a dead body of its past glory. And, dont forget guys, that main key-persons from BioWare left the studio, for some reason, I believe that they understood, that they couldn't resist EA pressure and didn't wanted to do shit games anymore.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jan 24, 2014
Well, I might pick up this title if only to finish the Dragon Age saga - but I still haven't played ME3 - and I got that for the same reason I just mentioned - to see the end of a trilogy. Ah well...

BioWare has IMHO jsut dropped the ball and since they got with EA - somehow their ideas have evolved around making hardcore Facebook games it seems like. Oh, and they have to be easy accessible and don't you dare to mention that you want to mod or have an impact! You can get that cool dress for your warrior for only 5€ when you download the next DLC!!! attitude - oh and that shitty pre-order crap they had with DA2 made me just as furious as the shitty game DA2 was :S

No - I'm not seeing anything that makes me reach for the creditcard here...