PSA: Dragon Age Inquisition is currently free to play on Xbox One for Gold subscribers

Critically acclaimed RPG Dragon Age Inquisition is currently (and exclusively) free to play on Xbox One for Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox made the announcement via their twitter account, stating that Bioware's latest and greatest is 'unlocked' between March 10th and March 16th, so get in there while you can party people!

Dragon Age Inquisition puts players in the role of a reluctant messiah, tasked with preventing the end of the world. Similar to previous games, you end up gathering a collective of miscreants and crazies for the task - heavy emphasis is placed upon your interactions with your NPC comrades in both the plot and in combat. The player can freeze time at will, allowing them to issue commands and execute complex tactics. Tactical play is key to success on medium and higher difficulties, but fans of both tactical and action RPGs should find themselves at home in Dragon Age Inquisition.

Dragon Age Inquisition

If you're new to the series, you'll be happy to know that any achievements you collect in this trial will activate as if you owned the game. If you enjoy yourself and want to continue playing after the 16th - Dragon Age Inquisition is also part of Deals with Gold at 33% off.

If you suffer from bandwidth caps, be aware that the download clocks in at a hefty 48.1GB. The game spans two nations on a vast continent, complete with every exotic location you can imagine. Although the game was criticised for its emphasis on fetch quests in its side objectives, even skipping those you'd likely still struggle to complete the game in the allocated time frame (possibly intentional...).

Microsoft has 'unlocked' games before for Gold subscribers, but as the competition heats up again moving towards E3, lets hope these free trials become a regular occurrence!

Source: Xbox - Twitter

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