It looks like EA’s mysterious game this year is a Mass Effect remaster. This week, EA published the full year financials for its FY2020, and confirmed most of the games coming between now and March 2021. One such mystery is an unannounced project EA simply referred to as “HD game.” The publisher didn’t specifically say
Did you play Shepard as Paragon or Renegade? Statistically speaking, the answer is probably Paragon. According to former BioWare cinematic designer John Ebenger, around 92 percent of Mass Effect players played the game as a good guy. “Yup. Something like 92% of Mass Effect players were Paragon. And we put a lot of work in
By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 13 February 2020 11:00 GMT Archetype Entertainment has gained another ex-BioWare developer. Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 lead writer Drew Karpyshyn has announced that he joined Archetype Entertainment, the studio established by Wizards of the Coast to work on a sci-fi project. Karpyshyn joins as a lead writer, two years
By Lauren Aitken, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 08:48 GMT After receiving much criticism about Anthem’s lack of content and it’s unrewarding loot system, BioWare announced in a new blog post that Anthem will be getting a “substantial reinvention” over the coming months. Anthem had a rocky beginning after launching in 2019 and faced a wave
By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 1 February 2020 15:57 GMT Mike Laidlaw, former creative director of the Dragon Age series, has left Ubisoft Quebec. Laidlaw announced his departure from Ubisoft Quebec on Twitter overnight, after spending a little over the year at the studio. He joined Ubisoft back in December 2018 as the creative director on
By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 31 January 2020 16:18 GMT Archetype Entertainment, an autonomous division of Wizards of the Coast and made up of former Bioware developers, is creating a sci-fi RPG. Last year, Wizards of the Coast put former Bioware developer James Ohlen in charge of Archetype Entertainment, which is developing a multiplatform sci-fi RPG.
By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 November 2019 15:32 GMT Looks like BioWare is working on the next Mass Effect game, according to a report. BioWare working on a new Mass Effect game shouldn’t come as a surprise, but still, that’s a nice assurance for fans. News of the next game in the franchise came on
By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 15 November 2019 19:34 GMT BioWare is revamping Anthem, according to a report. Sources speaking with Kotaku have said Anthem is getting a complete overhaul. According to the report, the studio has dubbed it as Anthem 2.0 or Anthem Next. The studio is apparently working to “drastically” changing loot, he world,
By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 9 November 2019 14:54 GMT Bioware wants you to give the upcoming Anthem seasonal event, Icetide, a try on the Public Test Server. Anthem players are getting a new seasonal event called Icetide, and it is playable now on the Public Test Server (PTS). During the Icetide PTS trial, the Tyrant
By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 8 November 2019 14:37 GMT To celebrate N7 Day, BioWare shared some lovely Mass Effect concept art. Bioware’s general manager Casey Hudson took to Twitter on N7 Day to share some concept art for Mass Effect. According to the tweet, the concept art shown is just some of what “hasn’t yet
By Emily Gera, Monday, 4 November 2019 17:14 GMT BioWare took to Twitter to tease an upcoming “Dragon 4ge Day” scheduled for December 4. The event will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Dragon Age series, with promises of some sort of mystery reveal for next month. But really, either it’s Dragon Age 4 or
By Matt Martin, Friday, 18 October 2019 09:58 GMT The jokes are too obvious – Anthem is a ghost town.But this time we’re not talking about the fact that players abandoned Bioware’s loot shooter quicker than its own lead producer. We’re talking about the obligatory Halloween event you can find in all live games. Season
BioWare’s Anthem was the fifth top-selling game in North America of 2019 up until the end of August. Sales of the troubled game came in at fifth place after Mortal Kombat 11, Kingdom Hearts 3, Madden NFL 20, and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, according to statistics from the NPD Group via industry analyst Mat
By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 26 September 2019 15:11 GMT Cataclysm is back in Anthem, but not all of its features have returned. Bioware has turned the Cataclysm switch back on in Anthem, despite the event having concluded. The Cataclysm event ended earlier this week, but a hotfix issued yesterday brought it back online. According to
By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 18:22 GMT Bioware is changing how content updates will work in Anthem. According to a post from Bioware, the studio is moving away from the Acts structure for Anthem updates. Chad Roberts, head of live services, said instead to expect additional seasonal updates planned for this year. “These events
BioWare has shared a brief development update on the future of Anthem, and the studio. BioWare head Casey Hudson posted a new letter on the official blog. In it, the veteran manager revealed the studio continues to have “a big team” working on Anthem in both its Edmonton and Austin locations. “While it’s been great
By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 17:44 GMT Cataclysm has arrived and all Anthem players can join in. Bioware has released the Cataclysm update for Anthem now that testing on the PTS has completed. Along with the new content, plenty of changes have been made with update 1.3.0. The Alliance System now includes Guild
By Aaron Potter, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 16:26 GMT Anthem players can now participate in pre-Cataclysm challenges in Freeplay mode. Dubbed The Oncoming Storm, the pre-Cataclysm challenges in Anthem involve Crystals popping up across the Bastion. Here, players are tasked with killing enemies which have become crystallized, destroying crystals, and completing world events revolving around
You can craft weapons, gear, and components in Anthem to make them more powerful. Here’s how it works. Loot in Anthem ranges from common, uncommon, rare, epic, masterwork and legendary. Once you move up to a higher level of rarity, loot will feature inscriptions. These are bonuses or stat boosts for components, gear, and weapons.
By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 16:03 GMT Mike Laidlaw, creative director of the Dragon Age series, has joined Ubisoft Quebec. Ubisoft announced today ex-Bioware creative director Mike Laidlaw has joined its Quebec studio after serving the past nine months as creative consultant on an unannounced project. Jeff Skalski, senior producer for the unannounced
By Lauren Aitken, Thursday, 8 November 2018 16:26 GMT BioWare fans around the world celebrated N7 Day yesterday, and the team behind Anthem gave a little nod to the franchise. Commander Shepard’s iconic N7 armour will be available in Anthem, confirmed by its lead producer Michael Gamble, who tweeted an image of the armour yesterday.
By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:50 GMT Those looking forward to hearing more about Anthem should keep their eyes glued to Twitch tomorrow. Bioware will host the next Anthem livestream tomorrow on Twitch, and it will feature lead producers Mike Gamble and Ben Irving. We’ve embedded the stream in here for easy access.
By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 27 October 2018 21:20 GMT Bioware showed new Anthem gameplay during a livestream this week, along with a look at ultimate abilities for the Storm and Interceptor Javelins. Anthem gameplay livestreamed from Paris Games Week yesterday not only showed ultimate abilities for the Storm and Interceptor Javelins, but Bioware also gave
After the disappointing reception of Mass Effect: Andromeda, news of BioWare’s upcoming new IP Anthem has been tentatively received. Despite promising to “retain the heart and soul of a BioWare experience” more details have emerged about Anthem that place it about as far away from the narrative-driven, romance-heavy tales we’re used to. There’s no open