Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer may not happen

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Sep 03, 2013 01:58 PM EDT
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Multiplayer is seemingly the impending future of the gaming industry with single player values slowly but surely going out of the window. One such developing company to have continuously introduced multiplayer titles in the recent past is Bioware. So much so that anything with an EA or Bioware tag, we quickly assume it’s definitely a multiplayer-heavy title.

However, Bioware is not taking anything for granted at the moment and is looking to utilize every side of a title it develops and releases. But even though there's a demand to have multiplayer for the next Dragon Age title – Dragon Age: Inquisition – doesn’t mean Bioware will actually provide it. The company will only do what’s best for the title.

In a recent interview with The Official Xbox Magazine, Bioware producer Cameron Lee explained that while the company is already looking at a potential multiplayer mode option for the game, Bioware is still not swayed about the addition of multiplayer gameplay in the next Dragon Age...yet.

"The Mass Effect multiplayer stuff was really good, so we've certainly looked at options like that," Lee stated. "But we haven't decided on anything in terms of multiplayer at this point.”

"Shooters are really easy to make," he added, when suggested that it would be tougher to justify a Dragon Age multiplayer. "Well, not exactly 'easy' to make as a multiplayer game - but certainly there's a known quantity to what you want to try and create."

Additionally, in yet another interview with Eurogamer, Lee confirmed that the graphical difference between Dragon Age: Inquisition on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and the version on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will be "huge".

“On gen four you'll see far better graphics and, more importantly, a much more immersive world. It's a lot richer, and there's more depth to it. We can put more things on screen. There are more NPCs. There is more life to the world.”

"That, while a subtle thing, really does over time build up into quite a strong connection to the game compared to the other gen three platforms."

For example, he stated, “the shaders you can put on the characters through different weather systems. The build up system we have, like when you walk through mud, the mud builds up on the leg, then if you're in a fight, blood goes on top of the mud.”

Dragon Age: Inquisition is currently scheduled for a 2014 release on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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