GameInformer featured BioWare’s upcoming RPG in its September issue, in which the magazine has unveiled some brand new details about it. According to the magazine, the PC version of Dragon Age: Inquisition will be optimized for it, and unlike DA2, it will cater to mouse and keyboard. As BioWare claimed, Dragon Age: Inquisition is ‘different’, especially from a controls standpoint.
BioWare reconfirmed that it has listened to the feedback from its fans and that “a lot of the decisions we’re making are about Dragon Age and what this generation of RPGs will look like.”
Going into more techy stuff, Frostbite 3 was used as it’s able to push huge areas. The game will feature some ‘destructibility’, and will have a bigger focus on building. Frostbite 3 offered BioWare flexibility and easy while developing on the game’s five versions, and even though the content will be the same, the PS4/Xbox/PC versions will be graphically better than the PS3/X360 ones. BioWare claimed that Frostbite 3 is intended to ‘bridge the gap between current-gen and next-gen.’
BioWare did not confirm – nor deny – a possible MP mode, though it did hinted at it. After all, the company believes that Mass Effect 3’s MP was ‘ well received, and we were really happy with how that worked out.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will begin as Thedas is in chaos. Players will be able to choose between three races (human, elf, dwarf) and tree classes (warrior, rogue and mage). Naturally, players will be able to choose between a female or a male protagonist. According to GameInformer, the game’s events take place as you perform them and Inquisition’s reputation/strength go up as you finish objectives, gain items, help others.
Regarding the game’s environments, Dragon Age: Inquisition will be packed with multiple large locations, several different regions, places that can be explored and contrary to its predecessor, there won’t be repetitive environments. BioWare claimed that ‘each of the areas we’re building is larger than anything we’ve built before’.
Moreover, Dragon Age: Inquisition will support a mount system and its structural style will be similar to Dragon Age: Origins.
What also excited us was the fact that players will be able to encounter monsters that are much more powerful than them. You know, like the monster mod for Oblivion that overhauled its gameplay system and monster levels. And even though there will be a huge world to explore, the game will be heavily story driven.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is currently planned for a 2014 release on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and X360!
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