BioWare To Shut Down Forums For Its ‘Legacy’ Games

BioWare To Shut Down Forums For Its ‘Legacy’ Games

All good things must come to and end. On August 26, the forums for BioWare’s Mass Effect, Dragon Age and a number of other titles, will be closed to the public, the developer announced yesterday.

The details are available in an official post by BioWare community manager Conal Pierse. According to Pierse, developers have found themselves frequenting other communities and social media to discuss the aforementioned titles, with the forums attracting far less attention.

As a result, the company wants to focus its efforts on these more popular avenues:

Now we can travel around the world, meeting with you face-to-face at events like PAX, SDCC, and even shows in our own backyard. We can share stories with you on the go, giving you a look behind the scenes on sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
In turn, you’ve built your own fantastic communities in places like Tumblr and Reddit. You’ve created comprehensive Wikis and countless pieces of fantastic art, fiction, and cosplay.

There’s some good news, though — the Star Wars: The Old Republic forum will remain online for the foreseeable future. This isn’t a big surprise, given BioWare is still actively working on it.

In addition, the shuttered forums will be placed in a “read-only” for a brief period, lasting until October 25. So if you want to grab anything, you have until then to get yourself sorted.

Concerning Our Forums [BioWare]


  • Why pay for your own toxic gaming community when places like Reddit will do it for you? Certainly makes sense from a business point of view. In theory official forums are a great place for devs and gamers to interact, in reality devs prefer places like Reddit/Twitter anyway and the official forums are usually full of vile scum and a poor community manager who has to suffer them. Can’t blame them for ditching them…

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