BioWare has issued an update on its current goings-on, discussing the future of Anthem, the new DLC coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic, and the smallest of reminders that more Dragon Age is in the offing.
In a posted titled September Update on the BioWare blog, general manager Casey Hudson ran through the lay of the land on the studio’s various projects. First, he mentions the “great” response Anthem’s Cataclysm event has apparently received, before acknowledging ongoing serious criticism of the loot shooter. “We have plans for those more fundamental improvements, but they’ll take time,” Casey writes. “While the team works towards the longer-term vision of the game, they will also continue to deliver updates to features and content. I believe in Anthem and would love to see its world grow, evolve, and thrive for years to come.”
Next, Hudson mentions visiting the offices in Austin, Texas to check out the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion Onslaught. He doesn’t have much to add other than the team are working hard to deliver the new content as promised. “I love seeing the team’s enthusiasm and passion for SWTOR,” He stated. “Nearly eight years after the initial launch, they are demonstrating their long-term commitment to the game with an ambitious update.”
Fans of the Dragon Age series will be relieved to know it’s mentioned, but only in the vaguest of terms. A large team is working through pre-production, and all he can say is that “indeed the Dread Wolf rises”, which is the planned subtitle for Dragon Age 4.
Other than that, Hudson mentions several major projects BioWare currently has in various stages of development, and its new offices in Edmonton. Despite merging its Montreal studio – you know, the one which made Mass Effect: Andromeda – with EA Motive a little over two years ago, it seems BioWare is now growing, and Hudson links to its jobs page, which lists vacancies in both Austin and Edmonton.
Anthem’s Cataclysm is ongoing, and Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Onslaught DLC will be available October 22, 2019.