During Electronic Arts’ quarterly financial conference call, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson talked rather extensively about a new IP in the works at BioWare.
The game should come at the end of fiscal year 2018, which means before March 31st, 2018.
“At the end of the fiscal year, our BioWare studio will be delivering an all-new IP, a clean-sheet design with new concepts, new gameplay mechanics and new stories set in a unique new universe.
This game has the potential to fundamentally disrupt the way people think about an action title, bringing friends together to play in an exhilarating new way.
We’re very excited about the future of this new franchise, and its ability to attract a large, global audience.”
Later in the call, Wilson provided more details, after clarifying that the game will be an action-advmture and not an action RPG.
“What we’re starting to see more and more in game genres is kind of a genre melding, which is great components of a number of different genres really coming together into single games.
So when you think about this game, you should be thinking about the great RPG character development and storyline progression that BioWare is known for, but in a world of great action and greater adventure, which is growing to be one of the larger categories in games.
It will be a wholly owned IP, we’re very excited about it, and we’ll share more in the year to come.”
I can’t say I’m not very curious to see what this game will entail, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Of course, for now all we can do is waiting, but we’ll let you know as soon as the game is revealed.
After all, EA Play isn’t too far away, and it certainly seems to be a good occasion for a reveal.