If you’re eagerly awaiting more news for BioWare’s upcoming sci-fi epic Mass Effect Andromeda, don’t forget that they’re also working on another project. In an interview with Game Informer, studio manager Aaryn Flynn shed some light on the unannounced IP.
"We're not going to talk about it until we're confident about what it's going to be and everything," he said. "We've been doing reviews with [EA CEO Andrew Wilson], and I think he likes it. So, knock on wood, we'll keep working on it and we'll keep doing it. Hopefully you'll hear more about that once Andromeda's done and we've satisfied fans with that game."
The game is currently being made by the Knights of the Old Republic team, and has been in a playable form since 2013. Wilson was surprised at how far ahead the game was in development.
"It's a privilege to get to work on new IP. It's one of those once every ten years kind of a thing that you get to do," Flynn added.
“You have to ask yourself, 'Do you want to do something that fiercely different or do you want to do something that's very recognizable?' 'Do you want to take something that you've done and put a spin on it, or do you want to wipe the slate clean and say what would we do in this.' And for us, what we said was we're BioWare, so we have a certain kind of game that we love making and we know our fans would love, so we started with that and that's a game that has as its heart stories and storytelling. So we decided we're going to stick with that. We're not just going to walk away from that."
"Once we agreed on that, everything started to fall into place."
Flynn added that the new IP is to “push technology,” so as to make believable, relatable characters.
Mass Effect Andromeda is set to release in March 2017.