Dragon Age: Inquisition - Sneak Peek
The Sun News Network paid a visit to BioWare's Edmonton studio to get a sneak peek at the development of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Here is a small sample of the article.
It’s a highly collaborative atmosphere in the room, says Dragon Age Executive Producer Mark Darrah, as designers call out issues which are then assigned to project leads who work to make sure the demonstration is close to flawless by the time it’s shown live on stage to the hundreds of video game journalists in Los Angeles, and thousands more fans watching online.
“You’re trying to get everything perfect so it shows as well as it can. One of the things that we found is it’s actually quite difficult to show a role-playing game in that kind of setting,” says Darrah. “You kind of really want some time with it to let the story pull you in and sort of ‘live’ with it.”
BioWare’s presentation during publisher Electronic Arts’ press conference on June 9 will be crucial for the team as they showcase Inquisition’s still under wraps narrative, a strong hallmark of the best-selling franchise.
“This is the first time we’re really going to deeply show one of the critical paths in the story, showing you the consequences of what’s going on in the world,” Darrah says, adding “it’s time for dragons to come out in all their glory at E3.”
Scheduled to hit shelves on October 7, Dragon Age: Inquisition returns players to the fantasy realm of Thedas just as peace talks between the warring mages and templars are rocked by a cataclysmic event. The player is cast as the leader of the Inquisition, a team of fierce warriors that seeks to restore order to the land.
Creative Director Mike Laidlaw says the E3 showing will allow BioWare to hone in on relationships in the game as “there’s a real appeal to feeling like there’s this team that kind of has your back but often doesn’t have your back very well...”
“That’s one of the core things we’re exploring in Inquisition. What’s it like to be the leader? There’s a lot of emphasis on you deploying troops and giving orders and listening to advisers, so feeling more like a commander who’s making a call.”
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Information aboutDragon Age: Inquisition
SP/MP: Single + MP
Release: In development