Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare is tinkering with a cloud-based system called Dragon Age Keep that will allow player choices to carry over from previous entries.
The Keep will allow players to establish a “world state” based on decisions made in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, which may then be installed at the beginning of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Choices made via the Keep will range from companions and romance options to more drastic narrative choices such as those tied to the mages' guild. The utilization of cloud saves also means that fans can have their decisions carry over onto next-gen systems.
“Moving to the cloud allows players to take their unique world state into any platform (present or future) and even other media,” wrote executive producer Mark Darrah on BioWare’s official blog.
“For existing fans, an advantage of being in the cloud is that (if you are ok with spoilers) you can fully explore what-if scenarios, and become aware of events and consequences in our past games that you may not have known were possible. You can then fire up the previous games and go exploring for those moments.”
Currently BioWare is investigating how actual save games will be imported for those who don’t wish to rely on The Keep, though no details are yet available.
Fans can currently register for a beta of Dragon Age Keep, which will be made available in early 2014.
You can also read the full details of Darrah’s blog post here.