BioWare won't be offering up any DLC characters for Dragon Age: Inquisition because it doesn’t want to get tangled up in the on-disc DLC debate.
The game’s creative director Mike Laidlaw told OXM that technical reasons meant some parts of DLC characters would have to be included on the game’s disc, and that riled some fans.
"Because of how deeply enmeshed in the system companion characters are, we can't just add them on the fly; part of them has to be shipped on the disc, which has led to criticism that we're forcing people to pay for content they already own,” said Laidlaw.
"It's not the case, but we've decided this time to not go that route. There will be no DLC party members."
There will be nine party members in Inquisition, including Cassandra Pentaghast, Varric, Vivienne, Sera, Iron Bull, and Solas.
It's rumoured that Alistair will also be a party member.
"BioWare's greatest strength is its followers," said executive producer Mark Darrah.
"Long after players forget a mission or the storyline, they remember our characters."