BioWare's Casey Hudson Says Future Mass Effect/Dragon Age Games Will Not Be Directly Influenced by Anthem
As a departure for the studio, BioWare's Casey Hudson says that Anthem will be "unique" compared to the studio's other major franchises from a design point.
As one of the marquee titles to release early next year, BioWare’s Anthem has already been seen as a notable departure compared to the typical stories and franchises that we have seen come from BioWare, though the studio’s Casey Hudson addressed that the anticipated shooter will not necessarily direct future games in the studio’s flagship franchises, Dragon Age and Mass Effect.
BioWare general manager Casey Hudson gave some clarifying statements over on his Twitter page in regard to Anthem and the potential next installments in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises.
Specifically, Hudson addressed that Anthem, given its focus on an online/multiplayer-oriented experience, will be “a specific thing that’s unique from our other IPs in many ways,” and that the game will not have a direct influence on the direction of either the Mass Effect or Dragon Age franchises and what fans can expect from those games.
Instead, Hudson explained that “when we do a Dragon Age game it will be designed from the ground up based on what Dragon Age should be,” and said that the same would be applied to a future installment in the Mass Effect franchise, given that both series have been so ingrained within a single-player, narrative-driven experience.
Anthem will launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22nd, 2019. If you have yet to pre-order a copy of the game yet, you can grab your copy now on Amazon.
Anthem is a specific thing that’s unique from our other IPs in many ways. What carries forward is what we learn about game design, which is a constant evolution.
— Casey Hudson (@CaseyDHudson) September 4, 2018