Perhaps not wanting to repeat the controversy surrounded the three endings to the Mass Effect trilogy, Bioware looks to be preparing to offer a variety of conclusions to Dragon Age: Inquisition as the third installment of the popular role-playing series will possibly feature 40 different endings. After being asked if this might be too many options, Dragon Age Executive Producer Mark Darrah revealed on March 27 that many of the game’s endings will still feature overlapping themes and events even though there are dozens of variations.
However, Darrah did also say that not all of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s many endings will merely be different variations to each other. In fact, some of them will be completely separate from one another resulting in completely new conclusions.
There are certain events common to most (though not all) of the endings.
The prospect of having in-game decisions leading to different possible endings isn’t a new concept to Bioware fans as the developer has always prided itself on creating games which offer fans with choices. However, the large number of possible outcomes in the next Dragon Age title goes far beyond what gamers have seen in the past.
Once again focusing on party-based tactical combat, players will be taken to the country of Orlais which is ravaged by civil war when the game launches this fall. Dragon Age: Inquisition is currently being developed using the Frostbite 3 engine and has been announced for release on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.