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Dragon Age: Inquisition isn’t a linear follow-up to DA2

Sunday, 23rd June 2013 23:26 GMT By Brenna Hillier

You may have noticed that Dragon Age: Inquisition lost the number three somewhere between its announce and its E3 trailer, a change which is designed to draw attention to some of its features and role within the franchise.

Speaking to IGN, EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau said the change reflects the fact that the new entry isn’t a sequel in the strictly traditional sense, among other things.

“I think there’s always this debate over numbers versus no numbers, what works, what doesn’t work,” he said.

“We felt like we wanted to bring more attention to the word Inquisition, because that’s more the story arc of what it’s like. There’s a whole bunch of gameplay and features and big story choices related to how you go through this Inquisition that happens in the world.

It’s a tactical marketing decision. There wasn’t anything that strategic about it, to be blunt,” he added.

“We just wanted to draw more attention to the fact that Inquisition is an all-new chapter inside of the Dragon Age universe, as opposed to people expecting a follow-on to Dragon Age 1 and 2 in a literal, linear sense.”

Dragon Age: Inquisition is headed to PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2014. We don’t know very much about it but EA and BioWare seem pretty proud of the Frostbite-powered open world and are thinking of employing its systems in Mass Effect 4.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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7 Comments

  1. povu

    Sounds good, the less this is linked to Dragon Age 2 the better.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Tavarish

    So they try ditch bad taste that Dragon Age 2 left into every fans mouth, ok.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Joe_Gamer

    So they leave the two on for a completely unrelated shit-burger of a game but take the three off for the next? They are truly lost in the sauce.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. GwynbleiddiuM

    How is it not a followup? It picks up exactly where DA2 left off. Cassandra was clearly there involved in the inquisition and also it follows the story of Morrigan and I’d bet her child.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Tavarish

    @4 Because they would tie DA: I into DA 2 and its very poor execution because of how rushed it was by EA. They try, want to, take as much distance DA 2 and DA: I as possible.

    Just pure try to do PR re-branding to some extent.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Vargavinter

    Or is it just a excuse for not being able transfer your console-saves and just make a new DA with a storyline based on the default-choices from the other two games?

    #6 1 year ago
  7. YoungZer0

    Words, words, words, words, words, words.

    - Bioware, Developer of Dragon Age Inquisition who should be showing gameplay footage by now.

    #7 1 year ago

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