Bioware Working on a New IP

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Raesvelg:
I thought I smelled jilted fanboy...

I'll be entertained in seeing what they come up with. Bioware have proven themselves to be pretty proficient world-builders in the past, and much as people might not have liked the endless repeating dungeons of DA2 or not being permitted to marry their space waifu in ME3, both of those universes are very well done at their core.

It is important to note that the universes were created on DA1 and ME1 - DA2 and ME3 were full of inconsistencies and plot holes and added nothing to said universes.

Will it have a cast of s/s transgendered LIs?

I won't be able to immerse myself properly unless I can sodomize each of the companions.

Nope... No, nein, nah, non, etc. etc. Bioware can go join Rare in the list of companies I used to adore but now could not give a damn about.

Well it's not a bad idea. A fresh IP could be a good thing to have around. It might also be nice to have it be a lone IP which never gets expanded on. It seems that whenever they expand an IP's universe that's when everything starts to come crumbling down. ME1 was praised, ME2 some praise some meh, ME3 blew up. KotOR was praised, SWTOR not so much. DA:O was praised, DA2 not so much ( I'm one of the few who prefers DA2 to DA:O). The only time this hasn't been a big problem is when it comes to the Forgotten Realms games. But those have always be niche titles to begin with.

A lot of people will say that the later ones are worse because they try to have mainstream appeal by dumbing down combat and such. But really the combat from what I've seen has always improved in later titles (haven't played ME3 yet so can't be positive about this). Going from something like ME1 and DA:O to ME2 and DA2 is just an amazing lesson on how to streamline the core components of an RPG into more basic fundamental experiences. No, the real problem is whenever they try to carry the story from one game to another. Some of the best story from the last title gets skipped over or avoided all together and some of the worst parts come front and center. The interesting choices you make become watered down and unintelligible so that it is more easy to fit them into the cohesive whole to account for all the choices that others made. Whenever they carry story over from one game to the next it becomes muddled, confusing, and terrible and it shows in the horrible one-note main plot that the whole thing revolves around.

So I'm all for a new IP... IF THEY ONLY MAKE ONE GAME OUT OF IT.

I'm down for this. I hope they do put in some new stuff along side the cache of cliches (eh, eh, wordplay?). The cliches aren't bad because the worlds and characters are always fantastic, so they fade out, but more adventures are to be had when the protagonist is a nobody who meets another nobody instead of a god meeting a god.

If they need ideas, I would like to see an RPG based on freaking any non-white mythology, preferably South American. It's just so interesting and isn't really visited much by literature in general.

CriticalMiss:
I heard a rumour that the multiple endings of this game will be yellow, orange and purple. You can't say Bioware aren't innovative!

Wait! This narrows it down. Judging by those colors, the game must take place during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. You play as a parade employee, and you must build the greatest float ever, lest someone else win the title and DESTROY THE WORLD. Companions include the best damn float driver this side of the Mississippi, a promiscuous but TOTALLY IN CONTROL person with just a little too many beads, an ancient voodoo priestess kept alive by goat sacrifice who knows the secrets of Mardi Gras passed, a gay racist float decorator who you the protagonist must teach the value of love, and a little girl who is possessed by the spirit of a dead plantation owner, and lastly, of course, the bumbling woman who is just so fascinated by the default male protagonist and the generically handsome man voiced by Raphael Sbarge who compliments a female protagonist three times before saying he loves her and needs her.

GENIUS!

Why is this story, "BioWare are developing a new franchise[i]" and not "BioWare are developing a new [i]game"?

And this is why the game industry is stagnating. People demand new ideas, but as soon as a new idea is announced, people turn up their noses because of who is making them. And you wonder why companies seem to be content to pump out "the same crap". Because if they don't, they have nothing to sell on.

You know what we know about this IP? It will exist, and Casey Hudson is involved. And yet, everyone seems content to ignore the game, just because one person is involved. No wonder people think the industry is going to crash.

New IPs i like. i want more new IPs and less sequels. but, will it follow the Bioware Cliche matrix?
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StewShearer:
Bioware Working on a New IP

Yippie!

StewShearer:
Bioware's Casey Hudson has revealed that he and others within the company are developing a new franchise.

Ahh crap!

Seriously Bioware, understand that most of us lost faith in you after what Hudson did to Mass Effect, lose the game breaker and we'll talk again

New IP eh? No doubt packed to the gills with DLC and other microtransaction crap. You may or may not need to stage a mass protest over whatever sh_t ending they approve.

Fight the hype machine. Stop rewarding them for customer abuse. Buy nothing until the actual finished product is released a few years later with everything ON the disc like it should be.

OK Bioware lets see what you have in store for me but I warn you It better be good I Love you guys but its tough Love and after brilliant games like mass effect and dragon age well we will see wont we

maybe this new one will be a super hero game. They've already done the past with Dragon Age, the future with Mass Effect. So now they need to do a contemporary setting.

JokerboyJordan:
They should really just make Jade Empire 2

Nah, that should've been done by Obsidian.

Gameguy20100:
OK Bioware lets see what you have in store for me but I warn you It better be good I Love you guys but its tough Love and after brilliant games like mass effect and dragon age well we will see wont we

Punctuation and capitalization. Also, specify which entry in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises you love, otherwise you might be shot. These forums can get rather temperamental.

Frozengale:
So I'm all for a new IP... IF THEY ONLY MAKE ONE GAME OUT OF IT.

I'm all for a new IP if they use it responsibly, like trying something new/innovative (screw you Jim Sterling).

Mcoffey:
I don't know why people keep referring to Bioware as a separate entity from EA though. It's like saying your hand is separate from the rest of you. EA = Bioware just like EA = DICE and EA = Visceral Games. Just different names for hands feet and torso.

Speaking as someone who works for a company that was (in the last few years) bought by a massive multinational, I can say they are not necessarily one entity.

I love the company I work for and have a huge amount of loyalty to them. I feel no such loyalty to their owners, who are like a bad parody of a soulless Umbrella Corp. But as long as we're profitable, they leave us alone. So I don't have to care about them too often.

I'm not saying EA aren't interfering bastards (I have no idea either way) but companies don't lose their identity just because they get bought. Otherwise I'd be out the door.

deathbydeath:

Gameguy20100:
OK Bioware lets see what you have in store for me but I warn you It better be good I Love you guys but its tough Love and after brilliant games like mass effect and dragon age well we will see wont we

Punctuation and capitalization. Also, specify which entry in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises you love, otherwise you might be shot. These forums can get rather temperamental.

tell me about It but I love all of them just because the fanbase can be a bunch of idiots doesn't mean I shouldn't enjoy the games and as for the punctuation I have aspergers syndrome so its a bit of a pain for me and I don't really bother when most of the internet are to stupid to see a difference anyway

Casey Hudson? I'm getting the fuck outta here. What a sellout he's become. He'll probably ruin this new IP before it even has its feet off the ground, so at least I won't be heartbroken like with Mass Effect again :'-(

I've bought every Bioware game on faith based on the company name alone since Baulder's Gate II. I've got no loyalty left to them while they have shills running the company. The complete denial about how they ran Mass Effectt into the ground, particularly with the ending in Mass Effect 3, is the straw that broke this camel's back.

Also, wasn't this teased sometime last year?

Milk:
Will it have a cast of s/s transgendered LIs?

I won't be able to immerse myself properly unless I can sodomize each of the companions.

Got something against same-sex orgies? You should try one, they're really quite fantastic.

Gameguy20100:
Tell me about it, but I love all of them. Just because the fanbase can be a bunch of idiots doesn't mean that I shouldn't enjoy the games. As for the punctuation, I have aspergers syndrome so it is a bit of a pain for me. Besides, I don't really bother when most of the internet is too stupid to see a difference anyway.

I was mostly making a facetious joke about the general attitude towards Bioware evident in these forums.

I would respond to the rest of your message, but the mods here are a bit too trigger-happy for me.

That's amazing! I can't wait to see what new setting they throw the same fucking characters into!

Keep on truckin', Bioware.

Ishigami:
Please don't suck, please don't suck.
And while we are at it: Don't be an MMO and don't be for any hand-held devices.

Legion:
"Oh. Casey Hudson is working on it."

Is there something wrong with that?
He also worked on BG2, SW:KotR, NWN and ME1 and those were good the last time I checked... (I'm pretty indifferent towards Jade Empire)

And he also gave us ME3's ending. In case you missed this http://pastebin.com/i2cNVDp4, the way Bioware writers created the various side quests and companion arcs in ME3 was to have different writers work on different characters and quests, then they would present their work to the rest of the team and everyone would chime in with opinions and refine the crap out of it. However with ME3's ending, Casey Hudson locked out the other writers from it and it never went through the usual team presentation and opinions round, and the end product shows; ME3's ending is so disjointed from the rest of the game.

Also just because someone did good work in the past doesn't mean he/she go on to screw up, case in point Ridley Scott who gave us Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator but also went on to direct Robin Hood(the one with the old angry Russell Crowe) and Prometheus(belch!).

Still waiting for a new or re-released Jade Empire...

Hell, just give me another martial arts fantasy. I don't give a fuck who makes it.

Ed130:

Now all it will get is 'meh.'

I'm more getting that uncomfortable sound you get when a squeamish person tries to remove a spider with a napkin. Kind of like a long, drawn out,

"....heeeeeehhhhehhh-ehhhh....oooo...eeeehhhheehhh...eeeeeh"

Like, it could be good... But god damn are we afraid to touch it.

I make a point to never contribute to the back and forth between Bioware's detractors and defenders. However, I would like to ask everyone who still debates ME3's ending how it differs from the general outrage that followed The Sopranos finale. If I remember correctly, viewers were inconsolable after the last episode. People ranted and raged, but eventually it subsided to the point of nothingness. In comparison, it's been a little over a year now, and we still get into heated arguments over something that truly boils down to an arbitrary choice in entertainment.

Are we as a group handicapped by our amplified voice and long grudges?

Seriously guys, don't you ever get tired of the bile, the negativity, the hatred, the EA&Bioware-hate-train...? Sigh.

Cool. Hopefully, as someone said, it'll be present-day and feature superheroes or something.

The only stuff Bioware's put out that I didn't much care for was Baldur's Gate (Yeah, that's right; fight me why don't you), Jade Empire, and the first Dragon Age: Origins. The ending to ME3 wasn't great, but I enjoyed the ride tremendously. Just hope they stick with something more akin to DA2 with having the PC speak out of turn as opposed to ME3's having Shepard not be as Renegade or Paragon as I'd want.

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