Bioware has revealed good news for fans of both their epic single player game, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and of cooperative multiplayer work similar to that found in Mass Effect 3. In an interview with IGN, the team said that multiplayer will run alongside the campaign and that cooperative 'squads' of players would work through random maps of monsters. Additionally, all new heroes will be provided via free downloadable content.
Single-player is aiming for a smart marriage of narrative and gameplay systems. Multiplayer is pure, meant to attract role-playing junkies with a passion for loot, combat, and team-based battles in the gorgeous, brutal world of Dragon Age. After completing a multiplayer quest, you’ll take home your found gold to spend on treasure chests, which include items such as item recipes, new equipment, potions, grenades, and salves of varying rarity. Some may even unlock a new hero or character skin. Nine heroes join Dragon Age: Inquisition’s multiplayer roster at launch -- three for each mage/melee/archer class, each unique in their appearance, abilities, and characterization.
If you’d rather not grind, you can purchase Platinum, which is an “optional time saver” currency. “Nothing is behind a paywall,” Costa said. “We will never sell you an item.”
Read the full Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer interview at IGN.
And no, singleplayer content is NOT locked behind MP.— Mark Darrah (@BioMarkDarrah) August 26, 2014