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Dragon Age: Inquisition video takes you to every corner of the land

Thursday, 6 March 2014 16:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Bioware has released a Dragon Age: Inquisition video highlighting some of the locations in the RPG.

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Called “Discover the Dragon Age”, the areas in the video show a “realistic ecosystem” complete with predators, prey, factions, and more.

“The world’s population is based on an emergent system that adjusts what you’ll encounter based on how your actions tip the balance in the area,” said producer Cameron Lee. “You’ll see towns attacked by bandits, deer fleeing from wolves, giant’s feeding on bears, and countless other scenarios.

“When we started Dragon Age: Inquisition, one of our earliest goals was to bring the world to life and let you decide who you want to be in this vast and complex world. We accomplished this by using the Frostbite engine, which supports massive areas, destruction, and the most advanced next-gen technology we’ve ever seen.

“Dragon Age: Inquisition is BioWare’s first next-gen game. It’s also our most ambitious game to date! Nowhere is this more visible than in the incredible size and diversity of locations, life, and hidden places you’ll discover on your journey.”

Dragon Age: Inquisition is slated for release on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One later this year.

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19 Comments

  1. Dark

    Looks pretty good .. can’t wait for this and TW3.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. MrSec84

    Very nice, especially the water effects.
    The more natural areas, like woodland looks very good.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Hcw87

    Beautiful.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Edo

    So this is how Skyrim would look like in Frostbite…nice.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. jomac3db

    Would look even better if it was next gen

    #5 1 year ago
  6. fearmonkey

    wow! Looks very impressive!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. CPC_RedDawn

    Honestly, when do you guys think developers and publishers will stop support for 360 and PS3?

    I mean, I understand why they are making versions of their games for the old systems as the install base is huge and will obviously lead to more sales.

    But honestly, this never happened with PS2, Xbox, and GC. Only really PS2 did companies still release games for but that was mainly sports and kids games.

    Personally I think releasing games on different systems like this makes perfect business sense but overall it hurts the game. Look at Thief, the game looks great in parts and completely terrible in others even on PC at max settings and it does not use more than 3 CPU threads this is obviously due to the older consoles.

    I seriously can not wait to see the back of last gen, it has over stayed its welcome beyond anything!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Michael Ireland

    @CPC_RedDawn No, this most definitely did happen with the shift in hardware last generation, and existed during the shift before that as well.

    Companies are not going to just drop existing hardware when they already have an established userbase. It doesn’t make logical business sense to ditch them.

    Expect constant “Definitive Editions” and multiplatform titles for most games until the end of 2015 at the earliest. Half these games started development before we even knew the new hardware existed.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. ij 44

    @CPC_RedDawn

    It was just the same last time (except Xbox and Gamecube were dead in the water before the end of the generation so only PS2 got cross-gen support)

    eg xbox 360 out in Dec 2005, PS3 a year layer, but major stuff kept support until : 2007 COD4 ; 2007 GRAW:AW2 ; GTA4 2008 ; Gran Tourismo 2007 ; MGS4 2008 ; Final Fantasy 2009 ; Medal of Honor (remember that?) was PS2 upto around 2007. God of War II was PS2 only in 2007, and PS3 didn’t get a version until 2010.

    Madden was PS2 until 2012, PES and FIFA still get PS2 versions in 2014!

    I’d give it a year, or two.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. deathm00n

    I’m going to play the duchebag in this one and say that the textures aren’t impressive. The weather and lights effects make up for it, but the textures really let me down. Some rocks looks like those from Skyrim.

    Who am I kidding, if the game is good, I don’t care!

    #10 1 year ago
  11. BeenThere_DoneThat

    Graphics are disappointing !

    #11 1 year ago
  12. TheWulf

    It looks very pretty, I’ll agree to that. I’m sad though that it also looks pretty generic. When will Western fantasy feel it can cast off its bonds and stop being so beholden to Tolkien? Japanese fantasy has this problem, too, in that it feels like it has to be beholden to otakus as Gaijin Goombah explained in one of his recent Youtube videos.

    There’s a certain fear of having any personality at all. A hatred of novelty. Why are games like Morrowind and Mask of the Betrayer the rare and singular exceptions rather than the rule? Why is this genre so unable to escape its regional roots? It’s always so cloyingly attached to those certain regions of Europe it never leaves.

    There are so many places in the world from which to draw inspiration.

    You could have a game based upon the aboriginal dreamtime beliefs, as just one example I picked out of my head. Why not look at Mexican culture for ideas and aesthetics? And speaking of that, how about something a little more Mesoamerican? I understand that human nature is xenophboia in general, but can we at least set that aside enough to visit other places on earth? Please?

    I’m just sick of it.

    Here are trees.

    Here is a river.

    Here is a sunset.

    Here is an epic panorama.

    Here is a castle/fortress.

    Here are some typically dressed caucasian (always caucasian) knights.

    Here’s a lumbering, ugly beast.

    Here’s a dragon being one-dimensionally evil.

    Ad nauseum. It never ends. I mean, even with Elder Scrolls, it’s become this. Ever since Morrowind, there’s that whole European/caucasian attachment that can’t be shaken. I understand that people are boring enough to be squicked by non-human stuff, but why can’t we even go to the Redguard lands? I want to go there! Can we go there?

    No, we can’t.

    And this phenomenon is becoming more entrenched. It’s veering ever more and more towards this. I’m beginning to wonder whether fantasy, itself, is meant for right wing extremists who tend to be racist and misogynistic. Like, hey, this is what UKIP reads and plays.

    I’m really, really sorry. I don’t mean to offend anyone, even though people are going to take offence and insult me, even call me a bloody narcissist for speaking out for ethnic equality (but what can you do?), but I can’t help but take umbrage at it all. It feels racist and misogynist. It feels exclusive. It feels insular.

    It feels like it’s meant for old fashioned men who like their women scantily clad and slutty, and their people white and pretty in general. And everything that isn’t is ugly and evil. It just seems like such an analogue for racism in general. And I’m not cool with that. I mean… in that trailer, I didn’t see a single damn guard that wasn’t caucasian. I looked.

    Gaider needs to pay attention to social equality in more relevant ways. Sure, he’s pro-gay, and as someone who swings that way I actually appreciate that. But he’s not taking into account anything else.

    It’s almost bloody crypto-fascist. I’m really starting to equate fantasy with ‘crypto-fascist wet dream.’ It’s ridiculous that it’s come to this.

    And this is why I’m irritated that people hate creativity and novelty so much, clinging to the familiar instead. That’s one element of human nature that’s actively bad — it’s a cancer in and of itself.

    Oh for something that isn’t painfully generic. Something that isn’t the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over…

    #witness the raw power of the white man as he triumphs over all of the ugly not white abominations set against all of these pictures of nature which are also a subconscious allegory for raw power and no this isn’t a wet dream at all how dare you suggest that

    #12 1 year ago
  13. TheWulf

    You know, I have to take from this that people have really frickin’ boring male power fantasies. I mean, my goodness, talk about just going with the same generic male power fantasy everyone else has.

    This reeeeeally irritates me. I miss intelligent, cultural, interesting, novel fantasy damn it!

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Hcw87

    Oh man. Sucks to be you i guess.

    It must really suck to have such hatred towards pretty much every game coming out. I’m so glad i can actually enjoy playing these games, without picking them apart finding negativity all the time.

    But hey, if that makes you happy, go right ahead. Just don’t expect a bunch of people to agree with you.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. jomac3db

    @CPC_RedDawn I agree with u on that. Ubisoft realized they should’ve made ac4 next gen only so word is that ac5 will be next gen only. Just like arkham knight is only pc, ps4 and Xbox one. I think that’s smart because it forces propel to buy next gen

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Agt_Pendergast

    I want to see the cloth technology. Cause that’s what’s most important to me in games. How well does the characters outfits flap in the wind?

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Rafa_L

    I thought I wouldn’t forgive the franchise after the second game, to me it was atrocious, but this is looking good. Hope it will be as imersive as origins.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. infernalism

    @Hcw87
    Oh don’t worry. He doesn’t require anyone actually agreeing with him, he just KNOWS he is right, and everyone else is wrong. That’s good enough for him and it makes him create those walls of text even with virtually everyone skipping them after a paragraph of his smug self-righteusness.

    That being said, I still think CDPR will eat BioWare alive in terms of maturity in storyline. No competition. TW3 is also not a cross-gen game, and…DA:I is not an open world title, which makes it easier, to make it look prettier…which it doesn’t, because it’s a cross-gen title.

    The Witcher’s competition will come from Bethesda some years down the road (Cyberpunk 2077 might even come sooner than the next Fallout and Elder Scrolls though), or from another Dragon Age game, because Inquisition doesn’t look up to the challange at all.

    It can still be a pretty good game mind you, but I’ll be damned if I expect one from an EA owned development studio. ;]

    #18 1 year ago
  19. KarmaG

    @CPC_RedDawn I agree. It’s annoying that they’re calling this a next gen game when it was clearly developed for/on previous gen. That means it’ll have serious limitations that true next gen games won’t have.

    #19 1 year ago

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  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]