The team behind Dragon Age: Inquisition is exploring the possibility of multiplayer but has yet to make a definitive decision.
It’s no surprise that BioWare’s upcoming threequel Dragon Age: Inquisition, the third game in the popular Dragon Age series, is making some major waves amongst both BioWare fans and RPG fans in general. The developer has now revealed that a multiplayer mode for the game is on the table but that they remain “undecided” on whether or not they want to follow through with implementing one.
In an interview with OXM, Inquisition lead producer Cameron Lee spoke candidly about Mass Effect 3’s co-op multiplayer and how he and his team was considering similar options for Inquisition but that nothing’s been set in stone as of yet:
"The Mass Effect multiplayer stuff was really good, so we've certainly looked at options like that. But we haven't decided on anything in terms of multiplayer at this point.”
Several factors are no-doubt giving Lee and his team pause. How well could tactical pause-time gameplay (a popular Dragon Age: Origins feature which is returning in Inquisition) mesh with online multiplayer? Would the story campaign be playable online or would there be some sort of extra non-story mode similar to how Mass Effect 3 handled multiplayer? And how receptive would fans be considering the overall lukewarm reception Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer received despite its resounding success?
We’ll have to wait and see just what Lee and his team decide to do but it is still an exciting notion that they’ve at least put online multiplayer on the table of consideration.