The Dragon Age panel at PAX East was hinting at a bunch of elements that we might be find in the next Dragon Age sequel.
Dragon Age creative director, Mike Laidlaw said Bioware is putting a lot of importance on player feedback for the third instalment. He mentioned three main points of emphasis will be addressed and as well as the issue of reusing levels.
A concept art that consisted of an open landscape and a camp was shown, it was said that Bioware hopes to explore openness and space to freshen up the series.
“If we really have to go somewhere urban, let’s not go to Kirkwall,” said Laidlaw, drawing laughter from the audience. “Let’s go somewhere new. Maybe somewhere a little more – French.”
The country of Orlais in Dragon Age is pretty much the France of the Dragon Age universe. Orlesian characters speak with a French accent.
The next issue Laidlaw said the team wants to address was to include “decisions that matter” which will also include decisions made from the first two games.
The last issue was regarding equipment customisation for the main character’s companions that was featured in the first game but oddly missing in the second. Laidlaw simply said, “Yah. It’s back.” He also added that “in theory”, players will be able to customise colours armour fabric for the companions.
Watch a video of the panel below, courtesy of GameSpot.