Mass Effect Dev’s next Project Delayed

Mass Effect Dev’s next Project Delayed

Dragon Age and Mass Effect developer BioWare is currently working on a brand-new IP that was slated to arrive by the end of the 2018 fiscal year (so before March 31, 2018). In a recent earnings call however, publisher EA announced that the project has been pushed back.

As GameSpot reports, the game is now expected to launch during the 2019 fiscal year – which puts it between April 2018, and March 2019.

"We are very pleased with the progress of our new action IP from BioWare," said CEO Andrew Wilson during the call. "The design is stunning, gameplay mechanics are excellent, and the action will be exhilarating. The game is built around a live service, and to upgrade our process, we've decided to add more to the disruptive new social design for our players. To accommodate that, we are moving our launch date for this project into fiscal year '19."

"We want to further develop the live service component," CFO Blake Jorgensen added.

Details about the new IP are scarce. BioWare’s general manager Aaryn Flynn commented in January, saying that the game would “draw upon 20-plus years of development knowledge and lessons to create something fun and new” for players.

EA will also be publishing a new Need For Speed game this year.

We’ll keep you updated as more news becomes available.



 

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Comments Comments (4)

 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Wednesday 10 May 2017 3:33 PM
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'built around a live service'. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'm a huge Bioware fan, but I'm not sure I'm gonna be keen for this one. Sounds almost like they want to make a COD type game. Still, we haven't really heard enough for this to be good or bad news.
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Wednesday 10 May 2017 5:08 PM
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That means built around micro transactions? Is that what a live service means?
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 10 May 2017 6:12 PM
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10 May 2017, 05:08 PM Reply to AdamC
That means built around micro transactions? Is that what a live service means?
Maybe its a MMO?
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Wednesday 10 May 2017 6:50 PM
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Considering the storm on criticism they received for ME:A [some unfair], they have hopefully realised rushing titles results in more patchwork after release.