Dragon Age Inquisition AI is Going to be “Pretty Intelligent”, Says BioWare

By   /   Sep 19, 2014

Do you remember the AI companions that used to play alongside you in Dragon Age 2 or Dragon Age Origins? How would you feel if the AI characters you get in Dragon Age Inquisition weren’t any different from them?

Cameron Lee, the game producer who has recently been very vocal about the game and its features lately was interviewed again.

People who have played the earlier iterations of the game know that the AI characters in earlier titles were not really ‘intelligent;’ they often got themselves killed. Thankfully, BioWare has made them more intelligent in Dragon Age Inquisition:

I don’t know that you have to micro-manage people in Inquisition, you can if you want to, but the AI is pretty intelligent. So, they will do things like, for example, if you have Cassandra in your party – she’s a warrior, and if you’ve built her to be kind of like a tank warrior, an offensive warrior, she’s going to try and draw aggro across everyone, all the enemies around her. In particular try and draw the agrro from enemies you’ve got targeted as well. So, they’ll be quite intelligent in how they react.

Of course, the intelligence levels of the AI are going to be the factory setting with which the game comes to you. It is from there that you build your companions’ personality through customization. You will indirectly choose how they will behave and what abilities or resources they will use more than the others.

Dragon Age Inquisition will be released to Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on November 18, 2014 for the North American region and on November 21, 2014 in European Union.