Dragon Age Keep Proves The Importance Of Your Decisions
Now that's a good idea.
Role-playing fans often love a great story. And it's the various character stories and plots in the Dragon Age games that keeps them interesting. Choice is also a critical part of the experience and so, BioWare has unveiled how your previous decisions in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II will factor into the new adventure, Dragon Age: Inquisition.
In a lengthy post on BioWare's blog, franchise executive producer Mark Darrah announced "Dragon Age Keep," which will let you "customize a Dragon Age historical world state to your exact specifications." So basically, how you modified your Warden and Hawke, who you selected as your companions, which romances you forged, which foes you vanquished; it will all matter. In the Keep, you can customize as much or as little of the world of Thedas as you want, and then you can import your saved world state into Inquisition when starting a new game.
This is really cool, if you ask me. And here's Darrah's explanation of how this concept came into existence:
"We realized that in order to make this work, we’d have to look into a cloud-based solution. Moving to the cloud allows players to take their unique world state into any platform (present or future) and even other media. For existing fans, an advantage of being in the cloud is that (if you are ok with spoilers) you can fully explore what-if scenarios, and become aware of events and consequences in our past games that you may not have known were possible. You can then fire up the previous games and go exploring for those moments."
As for importing your saved games, BioWare is "continuing to investigate ways" to make this happen. It's a little tricky, though, as an import from Origins to DAII affected around 600 different data points. So, it won't be easy. But just knowing that the team has created the Keep for series fans is great. Wouldn't you agree?
Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Inquisition
8/28/2013 9:17:52 PM John Shepard