BioWare: “Not the Right Time” to Add Multiplayer Campaign to Dragon Age Franchise

The release of BioWare's upcoming fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition is mere months away, and based on what we've seen thus far, it's shaping up to be the studio's best effort yet.

Unfortunately, however, it doesn't look like gamers will be able to experience the campaign with a friend, as BioWare hasn't deemed it the right time to add full multiplayer support to the main story.

"In Dragon Age: Inquisition, we wanted to focus on five key aspects: Open World, Story, Characters, Visuals, and Inquisition," the studio explained in a recent FAQ. "We also have a new engine (Frostbite 3), and we had to create many new tools to support the huge amount of cinematics and localization that a BioWare title requires. A full MP campaign would have been another layer of complexity, and we decided it wasn't the right time for the franchise to take on that feature."

That doesn't mean there won't be any multiplayer support in Inquisition, though, as the game will feature an entirely separate mode that allows up to four players to work together cooperatively. It may not be quite the same as a full blown MP campaign, but it'll have to suffice… for now.

Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on November 18th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS3, and PC.