Dragon Age: Inquisition’s world state customisation and save import tool is currently in closed beta testing, but it looks like someone has defied the NDA to leak a bunch of screenshots. Spoilers for the Dragon Age franchise ahead.
Because Dragon Age: Inquisition is releasing on PS4 and Xbox One in addition to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, there’s a much greater possibility of players migrating from one platform to another.
One of the core promises of the Dragon Age franchise is that your choices carry over from one entry to the next, but that’s pretty tricky when you platform hop. Dragon Age: Keep is both a save import tool and a solution for those who have moved to a different platform but still wants a customised world.
(You know, I’ve only just got the pun in the name? You keep your world status. Ohhh.)
If you’re a Dragon Age fan you no doubt already know Keep will come bundled with Dragon Age: Inquisition and you’re wondering why I’m explaining all this at length. Well, it’s because an alleged beta tester has posted a bunch of screenshots which apparently show the tool in all its glory, and they’re packed with Dragon Age spoilers. This wall of text is designed to allow you to have second thoughts before you dive into them.
If you’re willing to risk it, or you already know the first two games inside out, by all means dive into the gallery below.
Otherwise, here’s the executive summary: it seems to be a questionnaire, pretty much, covering key moments in the storyline such as character deaths and moral choices.
The choices available seem much more extensive than the cursory few offered when you start a new Mass Effect 3 save on a new platform. This makes me hopeful that players will see a lot of carry-over from their efforts in the last two games. I’d be interested to see how Keep compares to Mass Effect: Genesis, an interactive comic designed to help generate a unique world state, which I haven’t tried.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming to the platforms mentioned above in November.