BioWare’s Edmonton studio, which is responsible for Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Knights of the Old Republic, has announced the development of an original new game along with an update to the next Mass Effect game.
“While the Montreal studio is working on the next Mass Effect game, our team here in Edmonton is developing a completely new IP,” BioWare executive producer Casey Hudson said in a developer diary during EA’s E3 press conference.
“When you work on new IP,” BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn said, “it’s a chance to have a clean sheet of design to start at the most fundamental set of principles you can have.”
BioWare was vague about what those principles would be, but Hudson aims to tell “contemporary stories, and yet we want to build a world that is as big and as imaginative as anything we’ve ever done before,” a world that “feels real, and is alive alive and is constantly changing.”
BioWare isn’t aiming to tell “a singular story” with the original game, either. “It’s more about, ‘This is what the world is doing right now. Come and play.’”
The next Mass Effect game, meanwhile is being developed by BioWare Montreal.
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