Dragon Age: Inquisition is an enormous game as-is, but it's about to get even better.
Today, Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent was announced, a brand-new single-player campaign add-on for the BioWare RPG that takes players below the surface of Thedas to get to the bottom of what could be causing large, devastating earthquakes felt around the world.
Players will head down into the Deep Roads, an underground network of caverns used by the dwarves of Dragon Age, in order to fight away darkspawn and other enemies that are causing a ruckus deep below the surface. The $14.99 expansion will further the narrative began by Dragon Age: Inquisition and offer several new missions to complete that are available to explore any time after Skyhold has been reached in the main storyline.
The add-on will be made available on the same day across all platforms on August 11, so there's no waiting in line for who'll be able to play it first this time, which was an issue a while back when Dragon Age: Inquisition's first campaign DLC came to Xbox One users first, leaving PlayStation 4 players in the dust for a month. That's what timed console exclusivity nets you, and PS4 owners definitely weren't happy about it.
The fact that this expansion exists, however, isn't the best news out of today's announcement. Speaking on Twitter, Dragon Age: Inquisition executive producer Mark Darrah went to answer some fan questions that came pouring in after the initial announcement. When asked if this release would be the last story-based bit of DLC for this Dragon Age installment, Darrah said simply "nope, we aren't done yet."
So it sounds like we're looking at even more content with which we can further flesh out the world of Dragon Age: Inquisition, meaning BioWare definitely isn't playing around with ensuring this release is the biggest in the entire Dragon Age ecosystem. But it might not do much for players who are already finished with the main campaign and aren't truly looking for more reasons to jump back in. It's still a value-packed game, that's for sure, and it's worth checking out for the utterly engaging story alone, if for no other reason.