Tue, Aug 13, 2013 | 14:53 BST
Dragon Age Inquisition: Morrigan isn’t party member but is vital to plot, says BioWare
Dragon Age: Inquisition sees the return of series favourite Morrigan, but BioWare has confirmed that while she won’t join your party she is important to the game’s plot.
Morrigan debuted in Dragon Age: Origins and has since become celebrated among fans, and she recently appeared in the game’s latest trailer.
Speaking with Game Informer, BioWare creative director Mike Laidlaw said, “I think it is fair for people to understand that [Morrigan] will not be a party member. That’s going to disappoint some people, but I think it’s important for us to be upfront about that.”
Writer David Gaider added, “It’s not a cameo. She plays a significant role.”
Laidlaw added that the story of Dragon Age: Inquisition and Morrigan’s return have been built up for some time now, “The kernel of Inquisition’s story we knew from about midway through Dragon Age: Origins. The story has been in the making for a very long time. The story of Inquisition is [Morrigan’s] moment, which is a good way to think about it.”
Gaider added that past decisions might shape what kind of Morrigan you encounter in Inquisition, “Yes. The various states that Morrigan can be in – of which there can be quite a few, because we don’t know when to stop when it comes to making decisions – they’re all recognized. Whether or not they have the ultimate effect like the kind of reactivity someone imagines, that depends on the person. But we do recognize them and it does play a role of varying degrees depending on the surroundings.
He added, “[Morrigan] has a human role in this plot, which I think may surprise some people because they might only think of her as a plot device. She has this big plot she’s involved in, and while that’s true to an extent, I’m taking her to a human place. That will make sense after the fact.”
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