Bioware has released details and a new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition.
In a multiplayer FAQ, Bioware reveals that a “special team” of “veterans from the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises” have been working on the multiplayer for “over two years.”
Fans that are concerned that the multiplayer might be a Mass Effect 3 clone will be glad to learn that the lead designer and lead online programmer have working on Dragon Age since Dragon Age: Origins.
Together with the Mass Effect personnel, Bioware intends to “ship a really fun co-op game that suits our franchise.”
Although the multiplayer features in-game purchases, Bioware assures fans that there will be “no pay walls in Dragon Age multiplayer.”
“Everything is accessible with gold coin,” which is currency acquired via dungeon-crawling, and players don’t need to use “premium currency” if they don’t want to.
Playing in multiplayer will not affect the single player campaign, and vice versa.
Up to 12 characters will be available to play at the launch, and more will be added later. Players unlock new characters by “crafting their armor.”
Also, while items cannot be traded, they can be salvaged and used to craft other items.
Finally Bioware is working on an Inquisition HQ app that players can access their multiplayer characters to change up their loadout, craft, and salvage items. This app should be available on smartphones, tablets, and the PC, and more details will be released in the next couple of months.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is set for release November 18 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
EA Access subscribers can get early access to the game on Xbox One.