BioWare says “no” to Dragon Age: Inquisition character DLC

BioWare creative director Mike Laidlaw told OXM that there will be no DLC characters for the anticipated Dragon Age: Inquisition. There are to be 9 characters that will be included on the disc.

So why can’t we have more people to group up with and adventure? It would require they be preloaded on the disc. This becomes a bit of sticky situation, something that BioWare is no stranger to.

“Because of how deeply enmeshed in the system companion characters are, we can’t just add them on the fly; part of them has to be shipped on the disc,” Laidlaw told OXM. “It’s not the case, but we’ve decided this time to not go that route. There will be no DLC party members.”

9 characters is a lot to begin with, and sometimes I never get the full usage out of them unless I go through multiple playthroughs. There are 6 characters confirmed so far, including Varric and Cassandra Pentaghast from Dragon Age 2. We have caught site of Morrigan from Dragon Age: Origins from multiple trailers, but no word yet as to whether she will be a playable character.

Morrigan, please be a playable character!

“BioWare’s greatest strength is its followers,” executive producer Mark Darrah added later in the OXM piece. “Long after players forget a mission or the storyline, they remember our characters.”

I personally would love the future DLC to be focused more on new areas to explore than new characters to either love or hate. What do you think?