Mark Darrah has provided a statement in regards to the potential returns of romance partners in the upcoming multiplatform video game, “Dragon Age Inquisition.” According to a report from Tech Radar on April 24, the executive producer had some bad news to share with fans of the series as the lovers from “Dragon Age Origins” and “Dragon Age 2” can’t be courted again in the third main installment of the series. Instead, players will have to seek out new love interests.
Mark Darrah explained his company’s decision by first revealing that returning romance partners usually have some short of “extra baggage” attached. The previous love interests may also angered fans in one form or another. As a result, the development team decided to eliminate several possible characters on the list in “Dragon Age Inquisition” if the individuals were available as a romance partner in the past. You can find the comments made by the executive producer from the PC Gamer interview below:
If you've had a character in a previous game that was a romance option, typically we won't bring them back because they carry a lot of extra baggage with them. The player might get angry as well. I think there's validity to that. You can start to cross off a few characters because of that. We often don't bring back characters, at least not as followers, if they were previously romance options.
The aforesaid statement confirmed that Morrigan won’t be a love interest in “Dragon Age Inquisition” as she can be courted in “Dragon Age Origins.” The popular character was previously confirmed to return in the third main installment of the series although she won’t be a companion. You can check out her new character design with an image from the official Bioware Facebook page in the photo attached near the top side of the article.
Bioware has already announced that Cassandra Pentaghast and Cullen will be available as romance options in “Dragon Age Inquisition.” Furthermore a representative from the company also teased that same-sex relationships may also be possible. The studio should be revealing more details on the courtship element of the action role-playing game in the future. “Dragon Age Inquisition” was recently confirmed for a launch on Oct. 7 in North America. Bioware is handling the development for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the multiplatform title.