Thursday May 11, 2017

Sources: BioWare Montreal Scaled Down, Mass Effect Put on Ice (for Now)

EA has announced that they still have faith in BioWare after what happened with Mass Effect: Andromeda, yet that may not be the complete truth: a report suggests that the Montreal division has been turned into a support studio, while the sci-fi franchise is being put into temporary stasis. BioWare will continue to patch Andromeda and support its multiplayer component, but it may be a while before we see a new game. At least we have BioWare Edmonton’s new IP to look forward toآ…

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BioWare has put Mass Effect on hiatus and turned Andromeda’s developer, BioWare Montreal, into a support studio, according to four sources close to the company. That doesn’t mean there will never be another Mass Effect game, of course. It’s unlikely that BioWare will kill the popular sci-fi franchise. But BioWare is letting Mass Effect sit for a while rather than putting staff on Andromeda’s follow-up right away, those sources said. Last month, a number of BioWare Montreal employees were transferred to the studio EA Motive, also based in Montreal, to work on Star Wars Battlefront II.