Dragon Age: Inquisition will not contain post-release download content with added character, due to how “enmeshed in the system companion characters are,” according to the creative director Mike Laidlaw.
Speaking with OXM, Laidlaw said if Bioware were to add extra characters as DLC, the content would have to be included on the game disc.
“Because of how deeply enmeshed in the system companion characters are, we can’t just add them on the fly, part of them has to be shipped on the disc,” he said. “[This] has led to criticism that we’re forcing people to pay for content they already own.
“It’s not the case, but we’ve decided this time to not go that route. There will be no DLC party members.”
Inquisition will contain nine party members in the game players can choose from, and these will be the only characters throughout the game.
Bioware has been releasing character reveals over Twitter, promising a new one each month. There are three left to reveal.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is scheduled for a fall release on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.