BioWare: No DLC Party Members For Dragon Age: Inquisition
On-disc downloadable content has been highly controversial.
This is precisely why we won't be getting any extra characters for Dragon Age: Inquisition. As BioWare creative director Mike Laidlaw told Xbox Magazine, they would need to put those characters on the disc, and many gamers have voiced their dislike of that practice.
You may recall that this controversy affected Mass Effect 3, and Laidlaw would rather not go through that again:
"Because of how deeply enmeshed in the system companion characters are, we can't just add them on the fly; part of them has to be shipped on the disc. Which has led to criticism that we're forcing people to pay for content they already own. It's not the case, but we've decided this time to not go that route. There will be no DLC party members."
Occasionally, there are times when content must be on the disc from day one, as Epic Games boss Cliff Bleszinski said last year. He called on-disc DLC an "ugly truth" but that didn't quell the surge of hatred from gamers everywhere. Therefore, BioWare isn't about to make the same mistake twice.
As for Inquisition, there will be nine party members, and we already know about six of them: Cassandra Pentaghast, Varric, Vivienne, Sera, Iron Bull, and Solas. That's enough, right?
Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Inquisition
4/10/2014 11:19:30 AM Ben Dutka