After Anthem and Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare is no longer seen in the same light by fans…
BioWare has a history of titles that have been very well received, such as Baldur’s Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the Mass Effect trilogy. However, after releases such as Mass Effect: Andromeda and Anthem, the studio’s reputation has been tarnished, and it has become clear that they can make mistakes. The team is now trying to “clear” the company’s name.
“We have the right people, the right creative focus, and the support from EA to deliver on the promise” – Gary McKay
BioWare General Manager Gary McKay spoke about this desire, which he shares with the rest of the studio. As well as wanting to regain their reputation, McKay mentions that everyone is focused on regaining the trust of the fans and the entire community that follows them closely.
To achieve this, McKay shares that among the studio’s many plans is to deliver games of the quality that BioWare was previously known for. “We want each game to earn the kind of reaction we’ve seen with Mass Effect Legendary Edition,” McKay adds.
The GM believes they have the “right people” and the “right creative focus” to achieve this. Furthermore, McKay mentions that they have EA’s full support to deliver this promise. “Our mission is to ‘create worlds of adventure, conflict, and companionship that inspire you to become the hero of your story’,” he said.
The new Mass Effect title was last seen at the N7 Day celebrations, with a poster revealing more secrets. The title will abandon the Frostbite engine and run on Unreal Engine 5. Many were also pleased to see the aforementioned Mass Effect: Legendary Edition finally available on Xbox Game Pass.