A new patch for BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition has been detailed over on the developer's blog.
The new patch will be rolled out today (9th December) across PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and PC, but no sign of Xbox One. Scylla Costa, producer on Dragon Age: Inquisition wrote, "We are working hard to get Patch 2 out on Xbox One as soon as possible."
Costa goes on to say that this new patch will focus on stability, but also includes other general fixes - here are the brief notes:
- Stability – Various crashes, freezes, audio/voice glitches, and many stability improvements.
- Gameplay – Conversations, quests, plot states, combat, UI, camera, controls, follower/enemy AI and path finding, exploits, radar, and search.
- Multiplayer – In addition to some of the gameplay improvements listed above, multiplayer fixes also cover areas such as animations, game mode bugs, stat reporting, and stability/crash fixes.
- PC – Numerous control & UI fixes, fixes to some hitching, improved Mantle performance, graphical glitches.
So, what are the devs focussing on next? Well, Costa highlights some further areas they will look at for future patches:
- Keyboard & Mouse controls – Patch 2 includes the first range of fixes towards addressing the feedback we’ve received on the PC controls; it cleans things up so you’ll see fewer problems with the current layout. This gives us a more stable base upon which to work. After Patch 2 goes out, our next priority is to improve the PC mouse/keyboard controls further. We’re investigating how to expand on PC usability and functionality to address specific requests from the community. Keep an eye on this thread by Mark Darrah for more updates.
- Some people have reported problems with party banter firing. To find out more about how the Banter System works please go here. We have also identified that in some edge scenarios, banter isn’t firing as often as we’d like, so we’ll be increasing the percentage chance of it happening. This increase will come after Patch 2.
BioWare are also working on adding new features and content to Dragon Age: Inquisition, as if the games wasn't massive enough already. Costas says:
"As massive as Dragon Age: Inquisition already is, there were some things the team wanted to get in at launch, but we just ran out of time. We’ll be creating these new features and content and adding them into your game over time because we love our DAI players. Multiplayer will also be receiving regular content updates."