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The Exalted Plains from a Design Perspective

Posted by Suzie Ford on Apr 11, 2014  | Comments

The Exalted Plains from a Design Perspective - Dragon Age: Inquisition - MMORPG.com

The latest Bioware blog has been posted that gives insight into the design process behind Dragon Age: Inquisition. In this post, the team discusses the creation of the Dales' Exalted Plains. It's not just a matter of looks, but also logic that goes into creating a zone complete with a viable ecosystem and more.

“The first thing we [did] was try to portray the civil war and the impact it’s having on the environment and the people of that region,” says senior environment artist Andrew Farrell. “In these spaces, we try to provide opportunities for the Inquisition to come in and make its mark on the area. Then the people there rally around that.”

The Inquisition arrives at the Exalted Plains during a ceasefire between two armies at war. The bodies of fallen soldiers mysteriously rose from the dead and have driven the armies back to their respective castles in retreat.

As this is the Dales, one might wonder: what’s become of the Dalish elves?

Read more on the Bioware Dragon Age: Inquisition blog.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom