Fernando Melo and David Silverman held another Q&A session at Gamescom (the final one will take place tomorrow). Melo let this information slip:

  • Dragon Age: Asunder will take place towards the end of Dragon Age II, and will set up events that will occur in the future.
  • There are no plans for a Varric romance, but if it something that fans desperately want, they will "see what they can do."
  • We will find out what happened to Hawke's companions in future content.
  • The decision of whether to have a set character in the style of DAII, or multiple origins a la Dragon Age: Origins will be based on fan feedback.
  • We will find out more about the Hawke family in future DLC, specifically, Hawke themself.
  • There is "a lot of deepness" to Sandal, and we "might be surprised" by him in the future.
  • There are no plans to see Shale again, but Melo thinks it would be a "great idea" to see her again.
  • We will definitely see Flemeth again.
  • The team will try to resolve the situation regarding the "Old God Baby", and will try and show fans what happened regarding the child.
  • Melo would love to see more of Isabela.
  • Future content will see the same companions and love interests return.
  • It is likely that we will encounter female Kossith in the future.
  • It is unlikely that we will see a huge difference in graphics and art style in DAIII.
  • "Time will tell" whether or not we will ever see Par Vollen or "a few other cities."
  • Melo has some regrets regarding DAII, where he feels things could have been executed better. He mentions that Bioware wants to make sure combat feels natural, and no environments are reused. He also mentions that he agrees with people who reacted negatively to the impact of choice (or lack, thereof), saying that the quest All That Remains comes to mind. He says that choices and their consequences will be a major focal point of future content.