Expanding on Bioware’s hope to make their games as inclusive to as many groups as possible, the developer wrote and designed the first major transgendered character in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Discussing the challenges behind wanting to portray such a character with respect, Dragon Age writer Patrick Weekes detailed the multi-year process behind creating Inquisition‘s Cremisius “Krem” Aclassi.
In addition to building rich universes full of both action and lore like the world of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Bioware is often celebrated for their representations of gay and bisexual characters within their games. However, prior to the release of the newest installment of the Dragon Age franchise, the developer had never attempted to include a transgender character in any of their titles.
The desire to add a transgender person to Dragon Age: Inquisition began two years ago at a PAX event after a Bioware panel discussion. At the time, fans pointed out that the developer has never had a transgendered character in any of their games. The challenge to represent this group quickly became a goal that the team wanted to address in Dragon Age: Inquisition.