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BioWare is building an easy-to-use, cloud-based history editor for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Dragon Age Keep is BioWare's solution for Wardens and Hawkes who want to keep the unique world shaped by their choices, but may be changing consoles or have lost their save files.
"Within the Keep, you’ll be able to customize as much or as little about the world of Thedas as you wish," Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah wrote on the BioWare blog. "Then you’ll be able to import your saved world state into DAI at the start of a new game. Have you lost or corrupted your save files? No problem--remake your world state on the Keep, and preserve it for the future. For those folks new to the Dragon Age franchise, the Keep will serve as a great way to understand the people, places, and events that shaped the world leading up to DAI."
Darrah said BioWare is still working on methods to import data directly from existing save files. But Inquisition's transition to next-gen titles only compounds the complexity inherent in retaining individual choices--more than 600 points of data were imported from Dragon Age: Origins to Dragon Age II. Darrah took responsibility for any bugs that may have resulted from the process last time, and said Keep is his team's way of making sure those hiccups never happen again.
Dragon Age Keep's beta will begin early next year, and you can sign up on its website now. It will open up to everyone a few months before Inquisition's release in fall 2014, so you'll have plenty of time to decide whether you really wanted to kill that one dude or not.