So it looks like we won't see any DLC characters for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The reason? Because BioWare apparently can't add characters "on the fly", meaning they'd need some code on disc, which no one really likes. Speaking to OXM, creative director Mike Laidlaw said:
"Because of how deeply enmeshed in the system companion characters are, we can’t just add them on the fly, part of them has to be shipped on the disc. [This] has led to criticism that we’re forcing people to pay for content they already own.
It’s not the case, but we’ve decided this time to not go that route. There will be no DLC party members.”
Dragon Age: Inquisition will have nine characters in total though, which is a pretty big roster.