There's a certain type of DLC that causes gamers furrow their brow and heave a discontent sigh….or comment angrily about it on a forum. Either way, on-disk DLC isn't something many gamers look forward to. The concept of paying for something that you technically already own is a little unnerving.
That's why when it comes to extra party members in Dragon Age: Inquisition, you won't be getting any – post-launch at least. Party members are so influential in the game that they would have to be included on the disk and that's not something BioWare is interested in doing.
In an interview with OXM, creative director Mike Laidlaw laid it all out, "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…[This] has led to criticism that we’re forcing people to pay for content they already own."
It seems as though BioWare is listening to the gaming community on this one, which is pretty great if you ask me.
TL;DR: No extra party members for Dragon Age: Inquisition.
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