Bioware has released the tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition for digital download. The music will be free from now until 9 February, after which users will have to pay for it. There is also a fan contest starting up next month with a grand prize of an Xbox One, and Malaysians are eligible to join for a change.
As an open world RPG, DA:I uses random bards singing in taverns to help build atmosphere. Unlike other games that have excellent music locked away, Bioware has listened to fans and will be giving it away in a handy ZIP file. There isn’t even any sort of registration required.
Bioware is also releasing the sheet music for its DA:I tavern songs to make it easier for fans to perform their own covers. Of course, there is an ulterior motive for this generosity.
The company is running a Fan Celebration contest, and wants people to show their love for the Dragon Age series through creative means; this could involve musical covers, cosplay, artwork, or videos. Potential entries should be warned that it is a popularity contest as the final work will be uploaded to a Facebook album to be voted on by fans.