They’d instead concentrate on Dragon Age and Mass Effect.
Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic and The Old Republic were developed by BioWare, which means they have a bit of history with the license, although both games launched before Electronic Arts’ offensive in 2015 after striking a deal with Disney. No wonder GameInformer asked Casey Hudson, the general manager of BioWare, a question: will BioWare work on a Star Wars game again?
„For Dragon Age and Mass Effect, we want to get back to them as soon as we can. Mass Effect is indeed a game I want to get back to. […] It’s my baby. I helped start Mass Effect, so of course, we intend to get back to it at some point.
There are so many games that […] we as a studio want to get to. So, one challenge is, to make a great game on this scale, at this point, takes the majority of the studio the size of BioWare, and we’re a pretty big studio. There are so many more games that we want to make than we can’t get to, so we have to pick and choose and move through them. But, I’ve always loved Star Wars, I enjoyed making Knights of the Old Republic. So…we’re always trying to figure out what’s next.”
That comment doesn’t sound too promising. However, when the Electronic Arts-Disney agreement was announced in 2013, BioWare also said that they are working on Star Wars… but since then, they only supported The Old Republic. Although if they indeed focus on Dragon Age and Mass Effect, that could be a good thought.
However, they have to get Anthem done by February and pray that it performs well, or Electronic Arts might get rid of their studio as well…