BioWare’s new IP could now only debut in 2019

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With the release of Mass Effect Andromeda behind them, the next big project on the BioWare table is Project Dylan – a brand new IP that the studio has been working on since 2014. The project was expected to be revealed sometime this year and launch before the end of their current fiscal year, narrowing down the window to March 2018 at the very latest. But in a conference call last night, EA revealed that the game has been pushed a year back, with the latest release date now sitting in March 2019.

The new BioWare IP has been removed from the current financial year window by EA, with the publisher claiming that BioWare wants to get the game just right before launching to the public. There’s a lot riding on this new IP, given rumours of its content. BioWare’s Dylan is reportedly EA’s answer to Activision’s Destiny or Ubisoft’s The Division. A shared-world experience that the company clearly sees money in, given the success of the model for its competitors.

But this latest delay is certainly a setback. There’s no confirmation that we’ll be waiting until March 2019 to play BioWare’s first new IP since Dragon Age and Mass Effect, but it’s unlikely that EA would push this back to have it come out in the middle of 2018. This could also have something to do with EA’s multi-game Star Wars deal, which might be sapping some resources from the project if there are indeed having a wing of BioWare work on their own entry.

It’s all very uncertain at the moment, but it doesn’t mean we might not get a reveal soon. EA and BioWare have made it clear in the past that they intend to reveal the new IP in the near future. Whether that has been affected by this new delay is yet to be seen, but E3 is certainly close enough to make that uncertainty short-lived.

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Last Updated: May 10, 2017

Alessandro Barbosa

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  • For the Emperor!

    Maybe Adromabore taught them a lesson? Since I came back from Egypt I have not even opened the game!

    • miaau

      Hey, I just bought it yesterday, 40% on Xbox live, plus 10 % off EA Access (I think?).

      Do not say that.

      • For the Emperor!

        Don’t worry, it is already better than it was at launch regarding bugs and animation and I will load it up again, probably after the next patch. I should add that perhaps I have not been exactly motivated to do much on the PC when I get home. Been watching Ash vs Evil Dead and playing…don’t tell anyone…Fallout Shelter on my 25K gaming PC 🙁

        • miaau

          Will try. Yeah, I get that, you play and do as you see fit for the mood you are in.

          Watching Grimm right now, each night. While working…… Re-watching Season 1 +2. I get it.

          • For the Emperor!

            I need to catch up on some Grimm. Think the beginning of Season 3 was where I last watched it…

          • miaau

            Yeah, it is sort of lame, but still fun at the same time.

            I love the Captain, great character. And Grimm character also pretty well realised.

  • Ghost In The Rift

    But But they said the exact same for Mass Effect Andromeda when they moved it from the end of 2016 to early 2017, ” with the publisher claiming that BioWare wants to get the game just right ” and look what happen’d but then again i don’t do MMO’s so actually don’t care for this IP.

  • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

    I want Dragon Age inquisition 2!

    • miaau

      Perhaps, yes. But where do they go from there? What new uber threat can there be?

      Hmm. Just had a bit of think about this:

      Aliens, crash- landing in a part of Orlais, smashing the surroundings and setting up a base. They proclaim the area theirs and start to set up permanent shop. They start setting up some sort of terraforming, while using their tech to spy and send in infilatrators into all strata’s of society and peoples, fostering discount and rebellion wherever they can. End goal: terraform planet to suit them: start of game they are weak, but the closer they get to the terraforming gases or whatever, the stronger and more dangerous they are in a fight.

      Perhaps the Aliens could be Batarians or Salarian or something…….

      Also, some of the spider creatures in DA:I could be related to the Rachni, based on looks alone. Maybe……..

      So, magic and tech, on different sides.

      Yeah, I now want that game.

      • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

        Please post this to Bioware

        • miaau

          How? Mail?

          On their forums? not sure.

          But, even if I must say it myself, I do sort of like it.

          • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

            Lets be all regal and send via post

      • For the Emperor!

        Perhaps the “old gods” of the DA world come back and decide “you done f-ed up” and want to “reset” the world? Don’t know, didn’t play all the DLC for the games…but your idea sounds good!

        • miaau

          Yeah, I did sort of gloss over the “Old Gods” they have in the game, but doing that would feel forced, more of the same.

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