It seems as if misinformation or some form of “weird” allegations surrounding BioWare’s future games have surfaced according to the company’s general manager Casey Hudson. Hudson attempts to pave the roadmap moving forward that BioWare will not make future installments of Dragon Age and Mass Effect titles exactly like Anthem.
Last month, Hudson said that he heard fans “loud and clear” regarding new Dragon Age and Mass Effect games. The blog post made mention that the team knows of “interest” in the two series and will expand on them moving forward.
It’s worth noting that the “teams hidden away” working on “some secret stuff” related to Dragon Age and Mass Effect aren’t ready for public revealing just yet and will be elaborated on later:
“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 some secret stuff that I think you’ll really like – we’re just not ready to talk about any of it for a little while…”
You can read the full update post on blog.bioware.com. However, some “weird stuff going around” must have been kicked-up afterward about how the team’s future games being influenced by Anthem is true.
To correct that, Hudson took to Twitter and noted that Dragon Age games will always dig up the roots that made them the titles that dedicated fans know and love which the same concept applies to Mass Effect:
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
To summarize the last tweet, he’s basically saying that anything that is to be taken away from Anthem’s development is game design and how to create a development pipeline that’s efficient — even if game design and tools are constantly changing.
With all of that said, do you think BioWare will be able to bring back stuff that made a series like Mass Effect a hit? Or do you think their future games will be like Anthem?