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Next Dragon Age will have stuffies
Game News - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Mon 9 April 2012, 11:53:50Tags: BioWare
Mike Laidlaw gave a presentation at PAX where he spoke a bit about their plans for the next Dragon Age title, Gametrailers report.
Laidlaw couched his statements about the future of Dragon Age by saying that the topics under discussion were not official announcements.Customizing armor pieces just like in Mass Effect? Glad to see Laidlaw finally focusing on the things that really matter.
"We're not making promises here, we're talking about ideas," he warned.
On the subject of equipment for followers in future Dragon Age games, Laidlaw illustrated how armor sets might look different on different classes of followers.
"Suppose, in your party, you have a Gray Warden. And suppose you had a Seeker," he said, showing a male Gray Warden and female Seeker. "And you had this thing: a suit of armor, a chest piece, and it had stats and stuff."
Laidlaw showed that armor set applied to the Warden, then to the Seeker, in concept art form. The armor looked slightly different on each, with "thematic" aesthetic differences applied so "they don't lose their identity in the process." Laidlaw then showed a slew of concept art, with various armor pieces from helmets to shoulder guards to bracers, then full sets, each applied to the two different classes.
He also teased the possibility that players might be able to fully customize armor pieces, applying color and types of material (cloth, leather, mail) to armor sets.