Dragon Age: Inquisition is not a Direct Sequel to DA2
Anyone paying attention to the Dragon Age series may have noticed that EA and BioWare have dropped the number ’3′ from the title of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
The reason for this is because the developers want to drive home the idea that it isn’t a linear follow-up to Dragon Age 2, in the same way that the aforementioned game wasn’t a follow-up to the first title.
Speaking to IGN, EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau said that the change reflects the way they’re treating the Dragon Age franchise.
“We felt like we wanted to bring more attention to the word Inquisition, because that’s more the story arc of what it’s like. There’s a whole bunch of gameplay and features and big story choices related to how you go through this Inquisition that happens in the world,” said Gibeau.
“It’s a tactical marketing decision. There wasn’t anything that strategic about it, to be blunt,” he added.
“We just wanted to draw more attention to the fact that Inquisition is an all-new chapter inside of the Dragon Age universe, as opposed to people expecting a follow-on to Dragon Age 1 and 2 in a literal, linear sense.”
Fans will be able to rally up in Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014, when it’s released for the PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. It’s powered by DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine.