Bioware’s upcoming game, Mass Effect Andromeda, is scheduled to launch in March. However, that not the only game the studio is currently working on, as previously Bioware revealed that it is working on a new IP that will launch by April 2018.
During the EA’s earning’s call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson indicated that the new Bioware IP will launch by the end of the upcoming fiscal year which ends on March 31, 2018. He added that the game will feature new concepts and has the potential to disrupt action games space.
At the end of the fiscal year, our BioWare studio will be delivering an all-new IP, a clean-sheet design with new concepts, new gameplay mechanics, and new stories set in a unique new universe. This game has the potential to fundamentally disrupt the way people think about an action title, bringing friends together to play in an exhilarating new way. We’re very excited about the future of this new franchise and its ability to attract a large, global audience.
He further described the game as an action-adventure title and hinted that this new IP from Bioware will blend multiple 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. And so when you think about this game, you should be thinking about the great RPG character development and storyline progression that BioWare is known for, but in a world of greater action and greater adventure, which is growing to be one of the larger categories in games.
Following EA’s announcement, BioWare’s Aaryn Flynn also shared some insights about this new Bioware IP. According to Flynn, there is much to share about the game in coming months
n 2012, we began crafting a new universe full of new characters, stories, and gameplay. Our ambition is simple: Draw upon 20-plus years of development knowledge and lessons to create something fun and new for you to enjoy with your friends. 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.
Not much is known about this new IP from Bioware but we are hopeful that the studio will fully reveal the game once Mass Effect Andromeda launches.