BioWare begins its announcement for its save importer tool with an optimistic sales pitch:
“Did you begin your Dragon Age: Inquisition adventure on a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 console and want to upgrade to a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? We’ve got great news! With our brand new Save Importer feature, you can migrate your old saves, and continue your adventure without starting over from scratch.”
The announcement’s footnote notes that you must first purchase a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One, along with a new copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition. If you were wondering “Why would I want to spend several hundred dollars to play a game that I already own?” the answer is because all future DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will only be available on those consoles (and PC).
It’s not clear how much DLC will be coming to the game. Inquisition‘s creative director, Mark Laidlaw, didn’t give much away last month when he confirmed that the developer is working on more single-player DLC. There are some hints, however. A recent marketing survey had the following blurb:
“Having saved the world of Thedas by closing the Breach, your next mission will determine the future of the Inquisition. Your mark suddenly glows, erupting with magic connected to the Fade. Assassins attack in shadow. An invasion of enemies begins. Win a race against time to face a great evil before it is too late. In this story-based expansion, playable after the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition, you will embark on a last adventure with your team to confront the one who started it all.”
While that description doesn’t necessarily mark the cessation of all DLC going forward, it certainly sounds like they’re building up to something of a finale.
Jodie Rodgers reviewed Dragon Age: Inquistion for Continue Play, awarding the final chapter of Bioware’s epic trilogy a score of 9/10. We also named it our Game of the Year.
“Bioware has learned from their mistakes in Dragon Age 2, and created a compelling story with believable characters set in a gorgeous environment,” Jodie wrote in her Dragon Age: Inquisition review. “They’ve taken the best of both games and put them into one, which, I am thankful to say, has paid off.”