Dragon Age: The Veilguard: Will it be Fully Offline?

According to one of the game’s directors, BioWare is now doing its best to make Dragon Age 4 its most complete single-player title to date, but there’s one statement the publisher is sure to refute given the disheartening trend in the gaming industry.


Dragon Age: Inquisition, the previous installment in the franchise, had a website where players could configure the state of the world, essentially allowing them to carry over decisions made there and their consequences from the previous two installments without having to go back and save. So from that perspective, Dragon Age Keep was extremely useful. But what about Dragon Age: The Veilguard?

Corinne Busche, one of the game’s directors, told IGN that Dragon Age Keep will not be used again. Instead, they’ll have a built-in system for players to create (or re-create) all of their world-changing decisions from previous episodes, and they’ll be able to access all of that in Dragon Age: The Veilguard’s character creator. So it will be more convenient for the audience, which should prove useful in all sorts of ways.

“It is very important to us that [the system] is built into the client. You can play this game completely offline. No connection, you don’t have to connect to your EA accounts. That was a really big request. We are 100% focused on making this the most complete game we can make. I just want to underline that, I want to emphasize that. There will be no microtransactions, there will be no battle passes. You don’t have to go online. Our focus is on making this the most complete single player game we can,” Busche said on BioWare’s Discord server.

Electronic Arts will ruin this on the PC. Since the publisher is pushing Denuvo DRM in all of its games, which often require a phone call home (or the game refuses to launch altogether), it needs an Internet connection. And that belies what Busche says. If it were on GOG, it would indeed be playable offline: you can take the installer with you and play from there whenever and wherever you want.

Dragon Age: The Veilguard is due out sometime this fall for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC.

Source: PCGamer, IGN

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