Bioware games and co-op are starting to be a thing. Mass Effect 3 had really solid co-op, it was just tainted by the decision to force people to play it in order to get 100% “Galactic Readiness” in the single-player mode.
Now, the latest Dragon Age game, Dragon Age: Inquisition will also feature a co-op mode.
Bioware was careful to address concerns immediately. The 4-player co-op mode in Dragon Age: Inquisition will be completely separate from the single-player campaign and tie into it in any way.
Following the success of Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode, Dragon Age multiplayer includes fast-paced matches requiring strategic team gameplay while adding Inquisition’s tactical class combat and extensive loot and crafting systems.
Unlike Mass Effect – where multiplayer was used as a way to grind for the solo campaign – Dragon Age multiplayer won’t be tied to the single-player game in any way. “Our goal with Dragon Age multiplayer is not to affect your single-player campaign,” the developer stated. “We simply want to give our fans the chance to play with their friends for the first time in the Dragon Age universe.”
We wanted to make sure that the two economies are separate, which will allow a stronger progression in both SP and MP. If you play Dragon Age multi-player, you will learn how each class plays a different role in combat, how different skills work, and how your party composition can give you a tactical advantage on the battlefield. This knowledge is transferable to SP, but items are not
Best of all, there will be no achievements/trophies for multi-player, so if youwant to stick with single-player, that won’t affect your ability to get them.
Also, there will be in-game purchases, but Bioware was fairly adamant that while you can buy stuff with money, in-game currency will also allow you to buy the same items without paying a dime beyond the initial game purchase.
There will be no pay walls in Dragon Age multiplayer. Everything is accessible with gold coins. You can use premium currency, but you don’t have to
It should be interesting to see exactly how the co-op mode fits Dragon Age: Inquisition‘s gameplay. As long as it doesn’t interfere with the single-player, I’m all for it’s inclusion and am at least very curious to try it out when Dragon Age Inquisition hits November 21st.
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