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BioWare is releasing a new IP next year, and it’s not an RPG

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BioWare's new IP is not an RPG

BioWare have been one of the go-to studios for your semi-frequent RPG experiences. The studio has handled two properties extremely well over the past decade, with both Dragon Age and Mass Effect proving to be engrossing, unique experiences. They’re both firmly RPG titles though, which is what BioWare excels at. Crafting characters, stories and player progression into systems that have evolved wonderfully through the ages. Which makes news of their next IP slightly tantalising.

According to an EA investors’ call that took place last night (and had a few other stories to go with it), EA briefly detailed a new IP that BioWare would launch by March 2018. The game has reportedly been in development since 2012, and will “bring players together in exciting new ways, “ according to BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn. Later in the call, EA made it clear that the new title was not an RPG, but would instead feature more action focused gameplay with social and multiplayer functionality.

Sounds a little like another action shooter that rival publishers Activision has seen major success with, doesn’t it? Could this be EA’s answer to Destiny?

That is the prevailing assumption, although the exclusion of any sort of role-playing hampers that. It’s either that BioWare is making a game without any sort of role-playing entirely, or the terminology is being used to emphasise that it’s not an RPG in the same vein as past projects. The latter seems particularly more believable, given the inclusion of progression systems in so many genres that aren’t deemed to be role-playing.

The question now is when EA is planning to formally reveal the title, especially if it’s planned to launch within a year. Could this new IP be the big news at E3 this year?

Last Updated: February 1, 2017

32 Comments

  1. Bah… That is like saying BMW is releasing a car that decent people will buy

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  2. Magoo

    February 1, 2017 at 12:37

    Call of Duty Bio Warefare?

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    • Admiral Chief

      February 1, 2017 at 12:55

      “Warefare”?

      Also, Bio Warfare sounds like poop flinging

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      • Magoo

        February 1, 2017 at 12:59

        Yes Cerl erf Derter Bio Warefare

        And it’s 360 no scope 420 poop flinging

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        • Lu

          February 1, 2017 at 13:28

          Plot twist. The player IS the poop for buying another COD game.

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      • PurplePariah

        February 1, 2017 at 13:10

        There’s already a poop flinging game. I think Matty had to review it a while back?

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 1, 2017 at 12:39

    “action focused gameplay with social and multiplayer functionality”

    Pass.

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    • PurplePariah

      February 1, 2017 at 13:09

      Phew. We’re safe for a little while longer.

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  4. Admiral Chief

    February 1, 2017 at 12:55

    Class based team deathmatch in Mass Effect universe

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    • miaau

      February 1, 2017 at 13:20

      not really a new IP, then, is it?

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    • Raptor Rants

      February 1, 2017 at 13:29

      So a MOBA? Also that’s not a new IP

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      • Lu

        February 1, 2017 at 13:30

        Dammit you posted as I was typing

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      • Admiral Chief

        February 2, 2017 at 09:24

        Was thinking more along the lines of Overwatch, so no to the IP but yay to the possibility

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    • Lu

      February 1, 2017 at 13:29

      A Bioware Moba IP to mimic Heroes of the Storm

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  5. miaau

    February 1, 2017 at 12:58

    Destiny or Overwatch clone? Or are they the same thing?

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  6. konfab

    February 1, 2017 at 13:13

    Command and Conquer Generals 2 with a first person shooter component.

    MAKE THIS HAPPEN

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    • miaau

      February 1, 2017 at 13:18

      I have always wanted the following:

      Master of Orion 2, dominate the galaxy, however you do, wipe out, or integrate for a multi-species empire. Then the game jumps forward to Inter-galactic tech and we have travel to other galaxies, with different aliens in them, different properties of how they evolved to one galactic empire. More overall strategy, some star system invasion or colonise empty. Lots of politics, but the mix of race characteristics to give a galaxy a unique twist, that is the key.

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    • Lu

      February 1, 2017 at 13:32

      Westwood is dead. There are no more Command and Conquer games 🙁

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  7. Kromas Ryder

    February 1, 2017 at 13:32

    Well they have done Fantasy and they have done Sci-Fi. Time to do a WW2 shooter then. 🙂

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    • Lu

      February 1, 2017 at 13:34

      Oh please no. May as well just make a another damn zombie game then.

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      • Kromas Ryder

        February 1, 2017 at 13:35

        To be fair the two franchises that thrive on WW2 decided to either go WW1 or Space so the door is wide open. 😛

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        • Lu

          February 1, 2017 at 13:41

          Well before Modern Wankfare there were 3 WW2 Call of duties, at least 4 WW2 Medal of Honors. I think 1 WW2 Cattlefield. We don’t need more. Its dead.

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          • Kromas Ryder

            February 1, 2017 at 13:42

            Dead is a word publishers only use for cult classic successsfull singleplayer games like Beyond Good and Evil.

          • Lu

            February 1, 2017 at 13:44

            True story. Is a decent mecha game too much to ask for?

          • Kromas Ryder

            February 1, 2017 at 13:55

            Well technically we are getting a Mechwarrrior 5 so there is that.

          • Lu

            February 1, 2017 at 13:56

            Late 2018 🙁 I’m playing 4 again at the moment but I’m almost done with the campaign.

          • Kromas Ryder

            February 1, 2017 at 14:58

            Do you own Farcry?

            If so then /I have great news for you.

          • Lu

            February 1, 2017 at 15:07

            I don’t. But that can be quickly rectified. You are a freaking legend!

          • Lu

            February 1, 2017 at 15:09

  8. chimera_85

    February 1, 2017 at 15:31

    Knights of the Old Republic 3 😀

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  9. Halaster

    February 1, 2017 at 19:55

    Great, Bioware sucks at RPG’s thesedays anyway,

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