Bioware Takes Destiny and The Division With New Online-Focused IP Coming in 2018

Bioware Takes Destiny and The Division With New Online-Focused IP Coming in 2018

The former Mass Effect leads are cooking up something that sounds a lot like Destiny.

During Electronic Art's fiscal call today, the publisher announced that Bioware Edmonton is working on a new IP to be released in the first quarter of 2018. The game sounds online-focused, allowing players to "play together in new and exciting ways". It was confirmed by EA CEO Andrew Wilson to be an action-adventure title, while still having "the great RPG character development and story progression that BioWare is known for".

Following the call, Bioware general manager Aaryn Flynn talked briefly about the game in a blog post.

"As we're working hard to finish Mass Effect: Andromeda, I wanted to take a minute to talk about our new IP. As our CEO Andrew Wilson mentioned, we're creating a unique IP that will bring players together in exciting new ways," wrote Flynn.

"In 2012, we began 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," he added. "There's nothing quite as exciting as building a new IP from scratch, and it will be even more thrilling for us to share more with you in the future."

It's likely we'll hear more about the game at EA Play this year. There's no word on whether you'll be able to romance NPCs.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

Related articles

Crysis Remastered Will Arrive on Nintendo Switch Before Any Other Platform

For a time, the Switch will be the *only* thing you can run Crysis Remastered on.

Microsoft Is Preparing For Its Big Counter to Sony's Showcase

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | In advance of this month's Xbox Games Showcase, executives and studio heads talk about the company's internal development strategy.

HOTAS Support for Star Wars Squadrons on Console Remains a Question Mark

Don't put money down on a joystick and throttle for PS4 or Xbox One just yet.

You may also like

If You Could Get Any Studio to Make a Nintendo Game, What Would It Be?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | After this week's wild WayForward speculation, let's dream up more ideas!

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Has a Missing Link in Its Castlevania Nostalgia

What a perfect night to pay tribute to Castlevania games that deserve it.

Fallout 76 Game Pass Release Welcomed With Open Arms, Suspicious Nuka Brews

PC players have reported tech issues, but things seem to be going well otherwise.