During EA’s recent earnings call the company revealed that Bioware’s new IP has been delayed to the fiscal year 2019 as opposed previously announced fiscal year 2018 release. Since the reveal many have speculated that the reason for the delay might be the mixed reaction of Mass Effect Andromeda but, EA has clarified that this is not the reason.
During the earnings call, EA CEO, Andrew Wilson, confirmed that Mass Effect Andromeda’s mixed reception has nothing to do with the delay of Bioware’s new IP. While he did not reveal any specifics he said that the game has been delayed in part “to further develop the live service component”.
We’re very pleased with the progress of our new action IP from BioWare. The design is stunning. Gameplay mechanics are excellent, and the action will be exhilarating. The game is built around a live service, and through our creative process, we decided to add more to the disruptive new social design for our players.
Also, a rumor has been making rounds on the internet regarding the new IP from Bioware. According to the rumor, Bioware’s new IP will be revealed at E3 2017. According to the industry insider, Liam ‘Unseen64’ Robertson, that the new IP is codenamed, Dylan. He added that the name is related to the game’s protagonist and this new IP from Bioware will be revealed during E3 2017.
Mass Effect Andromeda is an action-adventure game developed by Bioware for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.