BioWare Building A Universe Beyond Mass Effect And Dragon Age

In the wake of the retirement of two of its founders, BioWare assures fans that there is life beyond Doctors Muzyka and Zeschuk, including the eventual birth of a whole-new fictional universe.

Star Wars aside, the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises are BioWare's bread and butter, but a massive development studio under the watchful eye of EA can only survive for so long on bread and butter. In a letter reassuring fans following the announced departure of Dr. Ray Muzkya and Greg Zeschuk, BioWare Edmonton general manager Aaryn Flynn revealed that there is a third universe coming from the ... masters of the universes.

Both Dragon Age and Mass Effect started as single games but grew into vast universes. But we aren't stopping there. While Casey continues to oversee the development of our new Mass Effect project, he and his leads are putting together their vision for an all new game set in a fictional universe, built from the bottom-up with all new gaming technology.

What could it be? BioWare's got fantasy and science fiction pretty much down pat, so it all comes down to wild speculation. Here's mine: a world where life evolved from kitchen appliances.

And of course the third game in the Mass Effect trilogy wasn't the end. The letter also states that Casey Hudson and team are trying to figure out where to take the series next.

I have an idea: Through a wormhole into a universe where life evolved from kitchen appliances.


Comments

    Let's just hope for a good DA3. Get that right and I don't give a shit about all this noise.

    Not going to join in the chorus of doomsaying of the end of bioware and the "evil" of EA. I am going to wait and see after they have released their next two games and judge bioware on that. It only seems fair

    Unless Baldur's gate make another Mass Effect game, a remake of KoTOR, or a real sequel to KoTOR 2 (SWTOR was not a sequel, you're kidding yourself if you think so) then they have nothing to offer me, especially now that all of the original people who worked on those amazing franchises are now gone. Drew Karpyshyn is gone, and he helped define their games. If you like Bioware now then fine but they're not the same people who made the masterpieces that were Mass Effect and KoTOR and I dare say they won't have anything to interest the fans of those games.

      *Unless Bioware make another...

      I'm completely retarded somedays.

    Okay, so they are making a new universe combining Mass Effect and Dragon Age this time that feature wolds like Star Ocean!

    Casey Hudson's involved? Look out for more Deus Ex rip-offs

    I'd like to see a Bioware game done by a Bioware studio that has the staff that match the original Bioware reputation and ability - not some studio like EA Mythic that has the Bioware sticker stuck over it's name in the hope they might produce a quality game.

    Hm, you've done high fantasy, done sci-fi, how about a historical/modern setting?

    BW have needed new IP for a while now - it makes sense with swtor not doing so well, and ME and DA universes still causing controversial discussions. Glad to hear it will be coming.

    Cyber-Punk

    How bout they go primitive with their games n make some caveman and dinosaur stuff.

    Rivers of London or China Mieville style weird fantasy.

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