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Mass Effect 4 development “somewhere in the middle” say BioWare

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 30th 2014 - No Comments

BioWare has placed development status of the next Mass Effect somewhere squarely in the “middle” according to a Tweet from the studio’s Montreal director Yanick Roy. Development on the next game began in late 2012. BioWare has made no secret of the fact that they are working on something new. In saying that, a formal...

Mass Effect Trilogy for PS4 and Xbox One listed by online retailer

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 28th 2014 - No Comments

Listings for The Mass Effect Trilogy have appeared on a Chilean retail website. The listings, which lack all sorts of details at the moment, appear to confirm the collection is headed to both the PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the supposed box art for the PS4 variant of the game: Of course, it wouldn’t come as a surprise as March...

Dragon Age: Inquisition dated for October. New gameplay trailer inside

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 23rd 2014 - No Comments

EA and BioWare will launch Dragon Age: Inquisition in European territories on October 10th. The date come via a new gameplay trailer released earlier today. You can watch said trailer below. The third entry in the series will be released on October 7th for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in North America and in Europe on October 10th....

New Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer shows the world, enemies and weather systems

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 7th 2014 - No Comments

BioWare has released a brand new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Labelled as the studio’s “most ambitious game to date”, the new trailer shows off the world of Thedas, rendered using Frostbite 3. There’s not only the world to be seen, there’s also enemies, factions and a dynamic weather system in there too. According...

BioWare reveals studio has “discussed” Mass Effect Trilogy for Xbox One and PS4

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 3rd 2014 - No Comments

BioWare has confirmed they have discussed the possibility of porting the Mass Effect Trilogy to Xbox One and PS4. Taking to twitter, BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn responded to a fan’s tweet confirming the studio has discussed the concept internally, adding “If we can put solid plans together we’ll...

BioWare undecided on Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer

by Ciaran Pempelfort - on Jan 4th 2014 - No Comments

Dragon Age: Inquisition producer Cameron Lee tells OXM at a preview even that they are still undecided about a multiplayer mode for the game: “The Mass Effect multiplayer stuff is really good, so we’ve certainly looked at options like that, but we haven’t decided on anything in terms of multiplayer at this point” The...

Mass Effect 4 is already playable says BioWare

by Shane Willoughby - on Dec 19th 2013 - No Comments

Mass Effect the fourth is already being played over at BioWare in Montreal. BioWare Edmonton and Montreal GM Aaryn Flynn has been playing the next game according to a comment over on his Twitter. “Great time playing the next Mass Effect game in Montreal,” he said, showing an off-screen photo of the BioWare logo. “Ambitious. Beautiful....

Report: New Mass Effect to be revealed at VGA’s in December

by Shane Willoughby - on Nov 8th 2013 - No Comments

Spike TV’s annual VGA’s always tend to churn out some big triple AAA game reveals year in year out and according to a report over on Stickskills, this year will be no different with BioWare seemingly lining up a reveal of the next game in the Mass Effect saga. Stickskills quote an inside source on the news, the same one who...

First Mass Effect 4 design draft finished. Will share same core systems as Dragon Age 3

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 19th 2013 - No Comments

It would appear that Mass Effect 4 and Dragon Age 3 will share the very same core mechanics and systems under the hood, according to developer BioWare. The very first draft of Mass Effect 4′s design document has also been completed, confirmed in a Tweet from Bio’s Yanick Roy. Yanick then goes on to say that the next Mass Effect...

EA lifts the lid on Dragon Age: Inquisition at E3. Debut trailer inside

by Shane Willoughby - on Jun 10th 2013 - No Comments

Dragon Age: Inquisition has been revealed at E3 by BioWare and EA. Curiously the number “3″ has been dropped from the title. The game will release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the Autumn of 2014. Here’s the debut trailer. Let us know what you think. ...

EA signs exclusive Star Wars deal with Disney

by Joseph Murphy - on May 8th 2013 - No Comments

EA has confirmed they have signed an exclusive publishing deal with Disney. The deal will see Star Wars games fall under the EA brand with studios like BioWare, DICE an even Visceral Games all expected to work on future titles in some capacity. Speaking about the deal, president of EA labels Frank Gibeau said the studios may “borrow”...

EA cuts hit Galway. Staff cut from customer service center

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 14th 2013 - No Comments

Despite announcing some 300 new jobs for EA’s Customer Service base in Co. Galway last September, it has emerged that a number of employees working at the centre have been released by EA. Only last week, EA essentially shuttered EA mobile in Montreal with some 200 people put out of work. EA have not yet commented on the cuts specific...

Both Dragon Age 3 & Mass Effect 4 will be powered by Frostbite 3

by Shane Willoughby - on Mar 28th 2013 - No Comments

EA and BioWare have confirmed that DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine, debuted a couple of days ago with Battlefield 4, will also power the next Dragon Age and Mass Effect games. BioWare Edmonton and Montreal GM Aaryn Flynn revealed the news on Twitter. Battlefield 4 was revealed at GDC 2013 this week. Check it out here. As for Dragon Age...

BioWare San Francisco shut down, reports point to 25+ layoffs

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 6th 2013 - No Comments

Reports are spreading that appear to confirm the closure of BioWare San Francisco. Speaking to Gamesradar, an undislosed source within the studio confirmed EA has closed the San Francisco branch, with 25 to 30 employees laid off. The studio focused on social and mobile titles, but was deemed “too expensive” to continue production...

Mass Effect 3 “Citadel” DLC available now, launch trailer is go

by Joseph Murphy - on Mar 5th 2013 - No Comments

EA has released the launch trailer for the “Citadel” DLC, the final DLC installment of content for Mass Effect 3. Available now, the DLC sees a “sinister” conspiracy target Shepard, and thanks to a few chums, all seems to get sorted. Hit play, and see what you think. ...