We have new minor details on gameplay features for Dragon Age 3: Inquisition. Those boots are made for walking, but not necessarily for customizing.
— Mike Laidlaw (@Mike_Laidlaw) April 17, 2014
So, we’re talking boots. A fan asked Mike Laidlaw point blank if boots can be customized, like changing color and that sort of thing. Mike has clarified that armor can be customized to your preferences, but not necessarily boots. For the record, you will be able to change the colors and patterns for your armor.
And now we’re talking about Nancy Sinatra. No, we’re talking about women in Dragon Age, and if choosing to play as a woman Inquisitor makes a difference to how the game gets played.
@TemplarCode People in the Dragon Age world generally don't mind women in positions of power, so I don't see why that would be an issue.
— Mike Laidlaw (@Mike_Laidlaw) April 16, 2014
Really interesting question. Mike essentially gets asked if women Inquisitors have to deal with a double standard from other characters, and Mike makes it clear that there would be any such issues, since the Dragon Age universe, in his words, ‘doesn’t mind’ having women in positions of power.
Are gamers ready for an experience where their agency is limited by virtue of their gender? Would Dragon Age or other similar games benefit from reproducing this experience or not? These remain hypothetical questions for now, and perhaps for women players, they can take relief in the knowledge that their Dragon Age 3: Inquisition experience will have parity with men players in that regard. But then again, with the early reveals of Cassandra and Vivienne, wasn't Bioware's position on this already evident?
Dragon Age 3: Inquisition is coming Fall of this year to Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.