Dragon Age: Inquisition’s name describes the plot, is ‘a tactical marketing decision’
When Electronic Arts showed the first trailer for the next entry in the Dragon Age franchise at E3 2013, it also revealed it dropped the “III” out of its name. Dragon Age: Inquisition doesn’t directly follow the first two games, so the subtitle was emphasized to describe the story arc of the game, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau told IGN.
“It’s a tactical marketing decision,” Gibaeu said. “There wasn’t anything that strategic about it, to be blunt. We just wanted to draw more attention to the fact that Inquisition is an all-new chapter inside of the Dragon Age universe, as opposed to people expecting a follow-on to Dragon Age 1 and 2 in a literal, linear sense.”
“We felt like we wanted to bring more attention to the word Inquisition, because that’s more the story arc of what it’s like. There’s a whole bunch of gameplay and features and big story choices related to how you go through this Inquisition that happens in the world.”
Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows PC in 2014.