Depending on where you stand on the Darkspawn fence, this could be either good or bad omen for the future trajectory of the Dragon Age series. Dragon Age – Inquisition [official site] is getting what basically looks like a Diablo-style descent into the depths of the Deep Roads – an enormous network of tunnels that originally belonged to the dwarven empire and is now full of bad dudespawn. Named The Descent, the single-player DLC – which, confusingly, ends up looking like a weird single-lane MOBA in the trailer – is launching on August 11th.
The story promises to solve a mystery about strange earthquakes that threaten Thedas; so it’s unlikely this is going to be the epilogue DLC that was recently hinted at in an online survey from BioWare. The survey, which was first reported by BioWare forum users, described possible future DLC involving “the final fate of the Inquisition” while calling it as “a last adventure.”
Dragon Age’s creative director Mike Laidlaw confirmed in June that the studio has more on the cards for the game’s narrative.
“The past three days have been filled with that weird intensity that makes game dev kind of addictive. It’s a rush when things come together,” wrote Laidlaw. The studio’s first chunk of singleplayer DLC story, called Jaws of Hakkon, was released in March to tell the tale of an old god and an ice dragon.