In order to account for all of the various in-game decisions that were posed to fans within the first two Dragon Age titles, Bioware plans to release the Dragon Age Keep which will allow fans to answer how they would have dealt with all the variations of choices to help shape a unique experience in the series’ upcoming third installment based upon the answers. It also looks like fans will be given access to the Keep early after Dragon Age: Inquisition Creative Director Mike Laidlaw revealed on Feb 6 that the developer plans to give gamers access to the Dragon Age Keep long before next game launches in order to give players the opportunity to think about the choices.
After being asked by a fan about how long before the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition will the Keep be launched, Laidlaw replied on Twitter that the plan is to have the Dragon Age Keep available more than a month in advance.
At least a month, likely longer.
In past titles, Bioware has tried to simply pull save data in order to import player decisions from previous games. However, Laidlaw stated that using save files isn’t as reliable a system as simply using the Keep. Additionally, using a save file requires that players continue playing the franchise on the same platform that they started it on. Since Dragon Age: Inquisition is bringing the series to the Xbox One and PS4 for the first time, this would make it impossible for players to upgrade to a next-gen version while still being able to import a save file. The Dragon Age Keep, on the other hand, will allow fans to make all of the story-altering choices without the need for old save files.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is set to releases later this year on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.