Creative director Mike Laidlaw confirmed the news to Game Informer, saying: "I think it is fair for people to understand that [Morrigan] will not be a party member. That’s going to disappoint some people, but I think it’s important for us to be upfront about that."
Story writer David Gaider went on to emphasize that while she may not be a playable character, Morrigan will still have "a significant role" to play in the game's story. "[Morrigan] has a human role in this plot, which may surprise some people because they might only think of her as a plot device. She has this big plot she's involved in, and while that's true to an extent, I'm taking her to a human place. That will make sense after the fact."
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