"key request" they received has been to keep focus on the main character.
They pledge they will "keep the focus on Hawke this time around", hopefully signalling that the DLC will be completely integrated with no offshoots.
"We will be continuing to release content for Dragon Age II after launch, and I feel that we've learned some valuable lessons about what resonates with the players," said Dragon Age 2's lead designer, Mike Laidlaw .
"For instance, we intend to keep the focus on Hawke this time around; keeping your character consistent and progressing was a pretty key request we received from our player base, so we're happy to deliver!"
Initial DLC for Dragon Age: Origins was compatible with the main campaign and expanded the overall journey but later additions, such as Leliana's Song, was kept entirely apart and had to be launched separately.
BioWare avoided this with Mass Effect 2 keeping it all about Shepard, and it seems the team has realised just how much their fans enjoyed this approach. Dragon Age II releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC March 5th in the US, and on the 8th in Europe.