With Dragon Age: Inquisition releasing later this fall, Bioware is gearing up production to make sure everything that needs done between now and the game’s launch can be properly finished. Wanting to make sure that all systems are tested properly, Bioware Edmonton’s director of online development Fernando Melo announced on May 1 that they have now sent out the second wave of beta invites for the Dragon Age Keep.
Since the next installment of Bioware’s popular fantasy franchise will appear on the new generation of consoles for the first time, fan who pick up the game on Xbox One or PS4 will have no way to import their save files so that their past decisions can be used to modify the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition passed upon their previous actions. As such, the developer has decided to simply not use save file flags for these instances.
Instead, Bioware is developing the web-based Dragon Age Keep which will ask players a number of questions which will represent their various choices from the first two Dragon Age titles. In addition to solving the problem caused by the shift in console generations, this will also allow gamers who have never played the other titles in the series the chance to also build their own custom back story for the world of Thedas. The final benefit that the keep provides is that Bioware can also take into account events that didn’t necessarily happen during the actual games themselves.
Dragon Age: Inquisition launches for Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 on Oct 7. Players will take on the role of an inquisitor who is the only known person capable of closing rifts that allow demon’s from the magical realm of the fade to enter the physical world of Thedas. Players will be able to decide build the inquisitor however they desire and can even choose the protagonist’s class, race, and gender.