Earlier this week news hit that BioWare would be stepping away from the Mass Effect franchise, after the latest instalment Andromeda failed to perform. Members from the development studio were even siphoned off to other EA projects.
Publishers taking time away from their big franchises is nothing new – Ubisoft has done the same with the Assassin’s Creed series – but it does raise an interesting question.
Are we too fixated on franchises and sequels?
Would you prefer unique worlds and experiences with every game? Do you think established universes provide a higher level of user engagement because the fan-base is so invested? Are reboots an acceptable solution for numbered titles getting out of control?
Let us know in the comments below!