It’s now coming *after* March 2018
BioWare’s new intellectual property is seemingly going to remain elusive for some time to come. The vaguely-talked-about project, which was previously described as an action-adventure game that’ll “bring players together in exciting ways,” is no longer on track for release by the end of March 2018.
As relayed by Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson today in an earnings call, BioWare’s unnamed new IP is now scheduled for EA’s fiscal year 2019, meaning it will launch between April 2018 and March 2019. Which, looking at how Mass Effect: Andromeda turned out, that’s assuredly for the best.
“We’re very pleased with the progress of our new action IP from BioWare,” said Wilson, as reported by Polygon. “The design is stunning. Gameplay mechanics are excellent, and the action will be exhilarating. The game is built around a live service, and through our creative process, we decided to add more to the disruptive new social design for our players.”
The game has been pushed back, at least in part, “to further develop the live service component,” according to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen. I imagine we’ll get a few info scraps out of E3 next month.