After Bioware recently announced that the launch of Dragon Age: Inquisition has been pushed back to November, many fans wondered how the delay would affect the release of the game’s web-based companion app that will let gamers customize the world state of the upcoming title. Now offering players an answer, Bioware announced on July 29 that they have also decided to delay the release of the Dragon Age Keep alongside the game itself.
Bioware plans to use the additional time afforded by Dragon Age: Inquisition’s delay to also improve the Keep. As a result, the app is no longer scheduled to launch prior to the game’s original release date of Oct. 7. The developer hasn’t given an exact date for when the Dragon Age Keep is expected to release but they did confirm that it will still launch ahead of Dragon Age: Inquisition so that fans can prepare their save files before they play the game.
The Dragon Age Keep is Bioware’s solution to the many issues that the developer faced with save file transfers. The Keep is being created to counter the decision to not simply allow players to import their old Dragon Age data. Fans will be able to answer a series of questions on the web-based application to customize their Dragon Age: Inquisition experience based upon the choices that they might have made during the series’ first two installments.
While previous Bioware titles have simply imported this data from old save files, the developer opted to build the Keep for Dragon Age: Inquisition to address the fact that fans likely won’t be playing the game on the same platform since it will also be launching on new-gen consoles. Additionally, the Dragon Age Keep will also give gamers who are new to the series the opportunity to set up their own unique history for Inquisition without needing to have an existing save file.