Ever wondered why EA didn’t call the third game in the Dragon Age series Dragon Age III but instead called it Dragon Age Inquisition? Apparently, there’s a reason behind that as revealed by an interview of IGN with Frank Gibeau, President of EA Labels.
According to Frank, Dragon Age Inquisition does not have that III on the title due to the fact that it’s not a direct sequel since Inquisition “is an all-new chapter inside of the Dragon Age universe, as opposed to people expecting a follow-on to Dragon Age 1 and 2 in a literal, linear sense.”
So for Dragon Age fans who followed both games in the series will be somewhat left out as there are still loopholes and story that are not explained in the first two games. While the direct continuation of Dragon Age II didn’t work quite well, an all new chapter in Inquisition might get some of the fans back who were dismayed in the overall product of Dragon Age II. With so many lores and story that they can talk about in the Dragon Age universe, I kinda see the reason why decided to do an all new story, instead of continuing where Dragon Age II left off.
Hopefully when Dragon Age Inquisition comes out next year, BioWare will still make references to some of the events in Dragon Age 1 and 2 as it’s always to hear those sort of reference when playing a RPG game.