Bioware hears Dragon Age/Mass Effect interest "loud and clear"
"Rest assured that we have some teams hidden away working on some secret stuff."
Bioware has had a bumpy ride in the last few years, as Mass Effect: Andromeda didn't have the warmest reception, but now Anthem is on the horizon for the team to focus on, and Bioware's Casey Hudson has actually taken to the studio's website to talk about what's going on in a mid-summer update blog post, where there's one particular paragraph that stands out to us:
"In the meantime, our Star Wars: The Old Republic team is hard at work on some amazing plans for the coming year, with new features and surprises that I think makes it the game's most exciting year yet. And yes - we hear loud and clear the interest in BioWare doing more Dragon Age and Mass Effect, so rest assured that we have some teams hidden away working on some secret stuff that I think you'll really like - we're just not ready to talk about any of it for a little while..."
This is far from a confirmation of new Dragon Age and Mass Effect games (although the former has already been confirmed), but it can only be good news that he's acknowledging how much fans want to see the franchises again, especially since he thinks we'll really like what they're doing.
Hudson also talked about Anthem's combination of a shared world with a personal experience, saying:
"We talked briefly at EA PLAY about how the solution is called "Our World, My Story." In the dynamic open world, everything is experienced in real-time by all Anthem players - day/night, weather, and world-scale events that shape the ongoing narrative of the setting. This is "our world," which we share as a player community. Then when you return to Fort Tarsis, that's actually a single-player experience, and it's where you spend time developing relationships, making choices, and seeing consequences. That's the "my story" part."
Do you want to see more Dragon Age, or more Mass Effect?