New Dragon Age Game Being Written By FailBetter Games Dev
Dragon Age Iron Bull
(Last Updated On: May 22, 2017)

BioWare Montreal may be in the gutter and Mass Effect as a franchise may be shuttered, but Electronic Arts and the rest of BioWare will continue to churn out new entries in long running franchises until they faceplant like a clown on stilts in high heel pumps trying to walk down the runway while juggling.

In an interview with Eurogamer, FailBetter Games writer Alexis Kennedy revealed that he’s working on the upcoming Dragon Age game from BioWare Edmonton.

He explained to Eurogamer that BioWare typically doesn’t hire guest writers, saying…

“It’s a multi-studio company spread across Edmonton, Montreal [which developed Mass Effect Andromeda] and Austin [home to Star Wars: The Old Republic],” […] “though yes – it doesn’t have guest writers, as a rule.”

But this time around Kennedy will be joining the likes of BioWare writer Patrick Weekes and designer Mike Laidlaw. Obviously departing from the norm to bring in fresh writing talent means that either EA told them to sharpen up their writing quality (especially coming off the amateurish stylings of Mass Effect: Andromeda) or BioWare realizes that relying on classic writing tropes may not be a viable option anymore.

Kennedy previously worked on games under the FailBetter Games label, including the Lovecraftian-inspired horror exploration game, Sunless Sea.

Kennedy even stepped into the fray regarding “punching Nazis”, penning a piece for Eurogamer on January 28th, 2017 explaining that punching real-life Nazis like Richard Spencer is bad all the way around and only justifies his stance; Kennedy advocates in his piece to debate the ideas of fascism instead of physically attempting to use violence to punch down opponents. It was literally a political opinion piece on a video game website.

Nevertheless, Kennedy at least is old enough and wise enough to be able to articulately get his point across, something most of the regressive Social Justice Warriors haven’t been able to do. So there’s a possibility that the next Dragon Age could be a decently written game, even if it’s not a decent game all the way around.

Mass Effect: Andromeda suffered from sophomoric writing, in addition to all the other shortcomings, and the entire series was punished for it by being put on ice. BioWare Montreal was also removed from working on new content for the game, and the studio members were reduced to a support role for Motive, BioWare Edmonton and the DICE studios.

With EA delaying Dylan and now BioWare hiring in an outsider to pen the story for Dragon Age, it seems like there’s some cleaning up going on at BioWare to excise the SJW infestation that ruined their most recent outings.


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  • Paradox Reign

    “…, Montreal [which developed Mass Effect Andromeda]…”

    Yep, this will flop.

  • Phasmatis75

    Just remember this is the same guy who wrote an article about it being okay to punch people with differing ideologies from you. Used to like him till I found out he’s an omega SJW.

    This is also being developed by the Andromeda team and the Austin team.

    • Actually no, he wrote the article saying it’s not okay to punch people in the face. I linked to it above. He says that once you start punching real Nazis in the face because of what you perceive them to believe then you lose the argument and you empower theirs. Basically, to sum up his article, if you punch a real Nazis in the face just because they’re a Nazi, you lose.

      • Phasmatis75

        Hmm, I’ll admit I didn’t read the article only Eurogamers interpretation of the article and the title. I do feel embarrassed assuming it was another, just punch a Nazi article. Thanks for the correction.

        • Hey don’t sweat it man, I thought the same thing as you did based on the headline and the way they framed that article for audiences and readers. Maybe it was done to lure in the SJWs just to tell them not to punch people in the face. But yeah, it’s easy to have come away from that thinking it was more SJW propaganda if you see the headline and just skim the first paragraph.

          • Phasmatis75

            Thanks for being understanding, but I should have put more research into it. Sadly it looks like another Punch a Nazi article, so you know what you’re going to read and you already know you don’t want to read the same thing for the hundredth time.

            Already had to inform my brother who I informed of the information that I was wrong about the guy. I backed Sunless Sky and I’m glad I didn’t bother asking if that kind of bigotry would be included in the game.

  • Pratim Gupta

    there’s slight hope for Bioware, but i’m still not gonna buy their shit (praise lord CPY), rather save my money for new games on Steam

  • Raging Papist

    Considering that EA itself is converged into an SJW company, I don’t think that any efforts to root out the SJWs will be successful. Bioware is simply too infested. Even if they manage to get rid of a few and replace them with non-tainted talent, the talent will have to work around the remaining SJWs (who certainly wont take kindly to them). Again, this will be a shitshow. The only theoretical way for Bioware to be resurrected would be with a mass purge of personnel from the top to the bottom, and follow it with, frankly political screenings of incoming recruits. Its something that liberals would consider distasteful at least, and discrimination at worst.

    BUT, I suppose that this is a positive sign. I just don’t expect anything to come out of it.

    • SevTheBear

      To be honest I think what is left of Bioware will be gone in a few years. As you said only a massive purge of the talentless garbage will save them

      • Phasmatis75

        Brands worthless at this point. No worse than worthless it’s a negative asset at this point. I’d say massive layoffs and the brand being abandoned with studios being renamed DICE.

        • SevTheBear

          I it ain’t looking to good for Scrapware

          • Phasmatis75

            This new game bombs, which it will since no one has faith in Bioware, the’ll be axed for sure.

  • LurkerJK

    When you mix a piece of chocolate with 20 pieces of shit, you end up with 21 pieces of shit

    • Also i wonder how much good will Bioware still has, their logo and franchises probably push customers away rather than bringing them by now

      Never underestimate the power of blind fanboyism.

      • LurkerJK

        Its true that fanboyism moves units and spreads word of mouth, but on the other hand once it tips over, once the beer goggles are gone, they dont just stop buying from the target of their fanboyism, they DIVORCE it

        They expected selling ME:Andromeda on fanboyism, that did not work so well, now they are further down the hole

  • Gozu Tennoh

    Clear all the faggotry out and it’s instantly a better game than the others.

    I’d even consider playing it.

  • Gorgon

    Either they clean this shit up, or it’s closing time for Bioware.

  • GodBowser

    EA wants to rid it’s self of social justice?… I wonder if they’ll have enough time to remove any SJW bullshit from Battlefront 2 before it gets released

    • Battlefront 2 is a little late on the draw since they’ve already finished audio sessions and writing. I’m pretty sure they’ve already finished the cinematics, too (or at least they should have by this point in development).

      • SevTheBear

        If we lucky it just a 3-4 hours pointless filler story while the MP is the real deal.

        • Phasmatis75

          From the trailers it still looks insanely cringe worthy.

          • SevTheBear

            I fear that you are right

  • Hawk Hopper

    After the recent Mass Effect, I don’t know if Bioware can FailBetter.

  • Laytonaster

    Maaaan, Kennedy’s talent and wisdom is being wasted on a shambling zombie of a company. Even if this manages to be a good product, it’ll be difficult if not just outright impossible for Bioware to redeem itself at this point. And that’s assuming they don’t just axe him for already having the “wrong opinions”, a generosity in the face of their blind worship of social justice ideology.