‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Director Explains Why Fans Might Not See More Returning Characters Become Playable Multiplayer Agents

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With the release of the free multiplayer DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition earlier this week, gamers across all platforms received three new playable co-op characters. Included among these new classes was the return of Isabela, the pirate queen who appeared as one of the many companion characters in the second installment of the popular Dragon Age franchise.

While bringing a character from the series’ past and making them playable within Inquisition‘s multiplayer mode may give fans hope that additional companion characters will also become playable in the future, Dragon Age: Inquisition creative director Mike Laidlaw shared with fans on Twitter that the return of several characters is simply out of the question due to continuity issues.

Laidlaw revealed that BioWare won’t be adding any characters to Dragon Age: Inquisition that might have died during the first two entries of the series. This automatically rules out a healthy portion of Dragon Age party members that fans have been introduced to in the past. Basically, any character that has had a chance to not survive based on decisions that players made in earlier installments of the franchise won’t be considered as a possibility to join Isabela in Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s multiplayer mode.

“We decided to sidestep characters who may be dead in certain world states.”

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Since lore and story are a big part of the Dragon Age series, BioWare wants to make sure that everyone’s experience takes into account their actions across every title to ensure that their decisions carry weight. Unfortunately, this means that Dragon Age: Inquisition fans will likely never see some of their old favorite characters again, even if they survived in their own personal world state.

As reported by the Inquisitr, the “Dragonslayer” DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition was released as a free download earlier this week. In addition to adding new playable agents, the add-on also introduced a new multiplayer map that finally allows users to fight dragons within the title’s co-op mode. The developer released a full FAQ that explains how to access the dragon fights as well as the possible rewards for successfully killing the apex predators of Thedas.

Along with the new multiplayer content for Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare also launched the Black Emporium on Tuesday. This week’s other free DLC gives players the ability to change their character’s appearance in the title’s single player campaign. Dragon Age: Inquisition fans can now change certain features of their Inquisitor, such as hairstyle and voice, by accessing a mirror found within Skyhold’s undercroft.

Are there any characters from previous games that you would like to see added as a playable agent in Dragon Age: Inquisition?

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