BioWare will release a multiplayer action RPG before the end of March 2018

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BioWare are hard at work on another game for EA. Obviously, it’ll be an RPG - that’s kind of their thing - but it will have an action focus and multiplayer elements. Oh, and it’s not Dragon Age. 

Until then, you’ll have to make do with our list of the best RPGs. 

This will be an entirely new IP in an original world, EA revealed during a conference call tonight. It’ll also launch before March 31 next year, meaning BioWare have been tinkering on this alongside Mass Effect: Andromeda. 

“As we’re working hard to finish Mass Effect: Andromeda, I wanted to take a minute to talk about our new IP,” said BioWare vice president Aaryn Flynn. “As our CEO Andrew Wilson mentioned, we’re creating a unique IP that will bring players together in exciting new ways.”

The project started to take life in 2012, when BioWare started “crafting a new universe full of new characters, stories, and gameplay”.

“Our ambition is simple: draw upon 20+ years of development knowledge and lessons to create something fun and new for you to enjoy with your friends,” says Flynn.

The new IP was teased on a BioWare employee's t-shirt at GDC, but nobody noticed. Hopefully we get a flash at this year's E3. 

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9 Months ago

They actually also said it will be an action-adventure game, rather than an RPG surprisingly. Mass Effect is only barely an RPG itself though, so it may end up being close to that. I would bet it will reuse a lot of the elements from that canceled Shadow Realms game.

I am super excited about this new IP, but also worried it is going to be a multiplayer only type game. I play Bioware games to get away from people and I know a lot of their fans feel the same way I do. Having multiplayer is great, a lot of people love it, I just hope us single players aren't forgotten.

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9 Months ago

I wonder if it is reused assets from their canceled Shadow Realms project, similar to how Overwatch is reused assets from Blizzard's canceled Titan project.

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