BioWare’s general manager Casey Hudson is teasing some secret projects the studio is working on. In a blog post, Hudson expressed his thanks to fans who showed their overwhelming support despite major skepticism for Anthem. Furthermore, Hudson shared that the BioWare team will be present at PAX West this year and hinted that teams are working hard to surprise fans of Dragon Age and Mass Effect.
“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 secret stuff that I think you’ll really like—we’re just not ready to talk about any of it for a little while.”
Of course, it is understandable that right now, BioWare is focused on Anthem, which is scheduled to release on February 2019 for The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, it is nice to know that the studio is still thinking about its older franchises. It has been four years since BioWare released Dragon Age: Inquisition and besides DLCs in 2015, BioWare has been silent on the future of Dragon Age, especially after the departures of long-time developers David Gaider and Mike Laidlaw from the studio.
On the other hand, Mass Effect’s last entry was the 2017 title, Mass Effect: Andromeda, which received abysmal reviews from both fans and critics. Fans of the franchise were heartbroken after the studio announced later on that they will no longer support the single-player campaign of the franchise, which would leave storylines unresolved. However, during June’s E3, BioWare did mention that the series may return in the future.
At least, Hudson reassured fans that although it may take months or even years before we get teasers from Dragon Age and Mass Effect, the studio is still hard at work on doing something for fans of these franchises. Let’s hope that BioWare pulls off Anthem because if this game goes down the same route as Andromeda, the future of the studio, and any of their IP’s, may be in trouble.