Announced at the BioWare panel at PAX Prime today, the Qunari will be a playable race in Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Adding to the list of Humans, Dwarves, and Elves, the horned Quinari race will be playable in the third Dragon Age game. Both male and female genders will be available, as expected. Whether or not you can play as the hornless variety is unknown. BioWare stated earlier in August that multiple player races will return in Inquisition after the backlash of Dragon Age 2′s human-only option.
A Qunari by the name of Sten was a possible companion in Dragon Age: Origins, the only one of his race to appear in the game. In Dragon Age 2 the Qunari race was given more attention and their background and culture detailed. It is not known if your interactions with Sten or the Qunari in Dragon Age 2 will affect your gameworld through the Keep in Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Expect to hear more about Dragon Age: Inquisition here as news develops. The game is due out sometime late-2014 on the PC, PS3, 360, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.