BioWare Has Secret Teams Working on Project That Mass Effect Fans "Will Really Like," Studio GM Says

BioWare Has Secret Teams Working on Project That Mass Effect Fans "Will Really Like," Studio GM Says

BioWare is tinkering on some secret things.

BioWare is hard at work on Anthem, a new live-service action game for EA that's kind of a drastic departure from the narrative-driven RPGs the studio has come to be known for. But in a new blog from BioWare boss Casey Hudson, there are secret teams at BioWare working on projects potentially related to Dragon Age or Mass Effect.

"We hear loud and clear the interest in BioWare doing more Dragon Age and Mass Effect, so rest assured that we have some teams hidden away working on some secret stuff that I think you'll really like," writes Hudson in BioWare's Mid-Summer Update. "We're just not ready to talk about any of it for a little while..."

Since the disappointing critical and commercial reception to Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare shifted gears and started to Anthem. But hints about potential Dragon Age projects have been teased by Hudson and other BioWare staffers. Not so much for Mass Effect which many believe was put on ice after Andromeda.

However, Hudson's latest blog hints that not only are the Dragon Age and Mass Effect still kicking at BioWare, but there are actual people working on projects either related to, or like BioWare's popular fantasy and sci-fi RPG series respectively.

Anthem

Most of the Mid-Summer Update deals with addressing the story elements of Anthem, namely how the game will reconcile BioWare's narrative style with the live-service, multiplayer aspects of the game. Hudson reiterated the "One World, My Story" approach to Anthem where players share a single world and all of its events (weather, day/night cycles, world-scale events) but play what is essentially single-player games when exploring Fort Tarsis.

In Anthem, Fort Tarsis is the human settlement protected by the wall. It is where players set out from and these portions take place in the first-person perspective

Anthem was shown off at E3 2018 this year and we were impressed by Anthem's seamless world. For more on Anthem, check out our Anthem guide with news, trailers, and everything else we know. Anthem is coming out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on February 22, 2019.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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