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Exploration in RPGs the "biggest change" in genre, says Dragon Age developer BioWare

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A whole generation of RPG gamers was first introduced to the genre thanks to Bethesda's Skyrim, a title which has sold millions and has led to "totally different expectations" in storytelling and exploration, says BioWare's Mark Darrah.

That's why Dragon Age: Inquisition has gone 'back to scale' with its explorable worlds, as RPGs have 'shrunk' over the years in sacrifice to fidelity. BioWare is now gunning for both.

Dragon Age: Origins free on Origin until October 14

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Bioware's opening chapter in its flagship fantasy franchise is currently available for free - Dragon Age : Origins is the latest title to be added to Origin's 'On The House' promotion.

So if you've lost your Origins save game (and it was released five years ago, so that's more than likely), here's a chance to forge a new one in time for November's Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Alistair "not a party member" in Dragon Age: Inquisition, Morrigan art released

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Executive producer Mark Darrah has confirmed that Dragon Age: Origin's Alistair is "not a party member" for the Inquisitor in the upcoming sequel, but that doesn't rule out a possible cameo appearance.

BioWare has also announced an initiative to help fan artists and cosplayers by releasing "detailed, descriptive, high-resolution character designs" before it launches.

Writing romances is opening "Pandora's Box", says BioWare writer David Gaider

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Dragon Age: Inquisition lead writer David Gaider has discussed the topic of romance in BioWare's RPGs, and how some would be happy if they "just abandoned the effort altogether," but it's tricky.

There are those who enjoy BioWare's tales as much as they do because of romance options, but the team often feels the pressure and always ask 'should we bother?'

Dragon Age Keep will allow players to customize Dragon Age: Inquisition backstory

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BioWare has announced Dragon Age Keep, which will serve the same function as the interactive comics from the Mass Effect series, allowing players who did not play the previous games - or people who just want to tailor the backstory - have a backstory for Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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