New IP From the Developers of Dragon Age and Mass Effect Delayed
The team responsible for amazing franchises such as Mass Effect and Dragon Age has a new IP that has been in the works for a while and in a new earnings call that we sat in on, it was revealed that the title just got hit with a delay. EA announced that the release itself got pushed back, potentially for an entire year.
The mysterious IP is now slated for a release some time in the fiscal year 2019, which puts it in the time frame anywhere between April ’18 – March ’19. The IP that was compared to titles like Destiny and The Division has some reworking that the team wants to work on, especially within its social design. Makes sense, given that the new IP is set to be a multiplayer title and CEO Andrew Wilson had this to say in way of an explanation:
We are 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 to upgrade our process, we’ve decided to add more to the disruptive new social design for our players. To accommodate that, we are moving our launch date for this project into fiscal year 2019.”
CFO Blake Jorgensen added, “We want to further develop the live service component.” With the original release slated for no later than the end of March in 2018, this potentially can see up to a year delay to the newest title.
To read what we know so far regarding the mystery IP, you can check out what BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn had to say about it in an interview here.
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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.