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‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ will feature a unique UI and gamepad support on PC

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

In addition to launching on Xbox One and PS4 as well as the last generation of consoles, Dragon Age: Inquisition will also be available on PC when the game launches later this year. Taking time to discuss two brief aspects regarding the PC edition, Dragon Age Creative Director Mike Laidlaw confirmed on April 19 that PC players will enjoy a unique user interface which will take full advantage of the mouse and keyboard control setup.

Additionally, Laidlaw also revealed that the PC version of the upcoming third installment of Bioware’s popular gaming franchise will also feature controller support. Anyone who wants a more console experience from the PC edition of Dragon Age: Inquisition will only need to plug in a controller in order to play the game nearly identically to how it will feel on either the PS4 or Xbox One.

While the game will have separate heads-up display on PC, Dragon Age: Inquisition’s in-game user interface will automatically change to the one that will be present in console versions of the title if a controller is detected. This is due to the fact that the difference in UI is a result of the different control styles. The PC edition only features a different game display to take advantage of the mouse and keyboard control scheme. If players choose to use a gamepad instead then these changes become unnecessary.

Dragon Age: Inquisition launches this fall on Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3. The game will use the new Frostbite 3 engine and will allow players to create their own main character. Fans will be able to select the class, race, and gender of the protagonist. In addition to bringing back the ability to play as elves and dwarves, a feature which wasn’t available in Dragon Age II, the next entry of the series will allow gamers to play as a qunari for the first time in the franchise.