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Bioware Has No Plans to End Dragon Age or Mass Effect Anytime Soon
According to Bioware, the developer behind the critically acclaimed Dragon Age and Mass Effect series, currently there are no plans to put an end to their popular franchises.
The revelation was made when a fan asked if there is an end planned or will they keep “cranking them out” as long as fans keep buying more and more copies.
Yeah I don’t know about “cranking out as long as they keep selling”. EVENTUALLY these things just get fatigued and need to rest until people are prepared to carry that torch again. By the same token, there’s a cycle to entertainment – if you’d told me 10 years ago that there would be a healthy resurgence of isometric RPGs (Pillars of Eternity, more Baludur’s Gate, and more), I’d have said you were crazy! But here we are, and I’m glad I was wrong.
Both Dragon Age and Mass Effect are loved by millions of fans and I don’t think they will or should end anytime soon. First of all, they are not annualized, so each installment isn’t rushed or a half hearted product. Secondly, yes they are selling like hotcakes so why would Bioware put an end to it.
PC players love to expand their experience with mods, but as long as Bioware uses Frostbite engine for their games, mods are out of the question. However, Boiware is looking into mod support for future Frostbite titles.
Frostbite presents many technical hurdles. We would like to explore mod-capability in the future, but given the number of games that use this engine, it is a very long and involved discussion.
So there you have it, we are not saying goodbye to Dragon Age or Mass Effect; and future games may feature mod support too!