BioWare’s Aaryn Flynn has shared a bit more about the studio’s upcoming game. It looks like there’s going to be a new Mass Effect Andromeda sibling in the works.
BioWare’s Following To Mass Effect Andromeda
Studio general manager and president Aaryn Flynn mentioned that there’s much more to say in the coming months. He shared on BioWare’s blog some of the plans that they have for the studio’s future.
In 2012, they began crafting a new universe full of new characters, stories, and gameplay. Their ambition is to draw upon 20 years of development knowledge and lessons to create something fun and new to enjoy with friends. Flynn excitedly said that there’s nothing quite fascinating as building a new intellectual property from scratch, especially when they share it with the game giant’s fans in the future.
Mass Effect Andromeda creator BioWare confirmed a new franchise that will be out in the next 14 months. Furthermore, the company will be launching the game by April 2018. Electronic Arts Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andrew Wilson indicated that the new game will be out by the end of the upcoming fiscal year. This may run through March 31, 2018. He mentioned that it will feature “new concepts” and could change the action game space.
BioWare studio plans to deliver an all-new intellectual property (IP). This would make for a clean-sheet design with new concepts, gameplay mechanics, and stories set in a unique new universe. Moreover, the general manager teased that the game has the potential to fundamentally change the way people think about an action title. They want to bring friends together to play the game in an exciting and new way. They expressed their excitement about the future of this new franchise and its ability to attract a global audience.
New Game To Blend Genres
“What we’re seeing more and more is genre-melding, which is great components of a number of different genres really kind of coming together into single games,” CEO Andrew Wilson said. Wilson mentioned that he wants people to think about the great character development and storyline progression that BioWare is known for. He also confirmed it will be a wholly owned game as compared to Star Wars Battlefront, which is owned in part by the company.
Further specifics including a name, settings, or platform are still unknown. As Flynn mentioned, don’t expect to hear more until the launch of Mass Effect Andromeda in March. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.