This was the same method you could use in DOS2. However I really, really, really, really, hope they add a way to do it without having to go with this silly workaround method. Seems like such an easy thing to implement themselves.
yea, i also hope they include a way to make a full custom party, instead of each playthrough taking the origin characters.
Well, he did say in the video that we'll be able to recruit mercs that we can make ourselves. So, I believe the answer is: "Yes, Larian will add a way for us to make our own playable characters without having to "cheat"."