Following up last week’s launch of the first DLC pack for Dragon Age: Inquisition, which was released first as a timed exclusive only on the Xbox One and PC, BioWare has now finally told their remaining fans when they will get a chance to try out the add-on on other consoles. The developer announced on the official Twitter account for Dragon Age that Inquisition‘s DLC will become available for purchase across all systems this May.
“Confirmed: Dragon Age: Inquisition – ‘Jaws of Hakkon’ comes to all other platforms in May!”
The move to make the initial DLC offering for Dragon Age: Inquisition available as a timed exclusive on Xbox One and PC wasn’t a popular decision among fans who have to now wait for the content based upon what console they own. However, BioWare’s reasoning behind the exclusivity agreement was revealed after the team leads of Dragon Age: Inquisition answered a series of community questions hosted by Kotaku.
On the topic of Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s DLC, BioWare’s Arryn Flynn revealed that the added support from Microsoft provided much needed help while creating the add-on pack.
“Jaws of Hakkon is a timed exclusive for the Xbox One and PC (through Origin). This approach allowed for a lot of support from Microsoft and Origin in launching the DLC, so did have that benefit for the team, and we appreciate the partnership.”
Flynn, who is the general managers for Bioware’s Edmonton and Montreal studios, also recognized that they are aware that making the DLC a timed exclusive on certain systems would be unpopular. He stated that he hopes BioWare doesn’t lose customers over the practice and admits that the developer will definitely be seeing how sales of Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s DLC will be affected.
“I hope no one boycotts the purchase, as it’s a pretty fun adventure that WILL be available on all platforms. That said, everyone is free to vote / message / communicate how they feel, so if that happens it happens. We’re definitely paying attention.”
Answering other fan inquiries, Dragon Age: Inquisition executive producer Mark Darrah admitted that BioWare has thought about the possibility of a future game in the series to feature multiple point-of-view characters. Mike Laidlaw, creative director of Dragon Age: Inquisition, also gave his thoughts on the idea of giving fans access to several playable characters.
“As to multiple protagonists? Absolutely fascinating and, yes, we have discussed it some. There are a lot of challenges in terms of helping the player identify with more than one created character, but it’s a long way from impossible. I thought, for example, that the weaving stories of the GTA V protagonists created a really interesting flow in the story and the gameplay.”
In addition to releasing the “Jaws of Hakkon” DLC on all platforms, Dragon Age: Inquisition fans will also be getting the next big free content update in May. As recently reported by the Inquisitr, the title’s producer has informed players that the Black Emporium update is currently scheduled to release this May.
If you play Dragon Age: Inquisition on any platform other than the Xbox One or PC, do you still plan to pick up the game’s first DLC pack?