BioWare has already made it very clear that exploration will play a much bigger role in Dragon Age: Inquisition than it has in past installments of the series. After recently having the opportunity to speak with BioWare's Cameron Lee in an Examiner exclusive, the Dragon Age producer shared with Examiner that the new focus on exploration will likely be one of the bigger changes that fans will notice.
Lee admitted that fans have always enjoyed BioWare games for different reasons. Some play for the story while others prefer the combat. However, Lee predicts that everyone will enjoy exploring Inquisition’s massive new map regardless of what else they may like about the game.
It was important for the developer to add an exploration–rich open world to Dragon Age: Inquisition. According to Lee, the genre’s shift towards exploration has become on the biggest ways that RPGs have evolved in recent years.