More people leaving Bioware

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  1. Felix_Argyle

    Felix_Argyle Notebook Consultant

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    For anyone who still cares about Bioware even though they haven't produced anything good since Mass Effect 3.
    Lead producer of Anthem have left it few days ago and today the lead producer of Dragon Age 4 also left it:
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bioware-loses-two-lead-producers-213400641.html

    I wonder if DA 4 will be cancelled and EA will just disband Bioware completely like they have done with other game studios.
     
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    R3v4n Notebook Evangelist

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    It's so unfortunate, EA has taken possibly one if not the best studio ever for single player RPG games and utterly demolished it.

    Been a massive Bioware fan over the years, since Kotor, Swtor is now horribly underfunded/underdeveloped, Andromeda was barely passable and Anthem has been a complete car crash.

    I hope they don't get end up being disbanded and can recover from this, ideally they would pull the same move as Bungie (split from Activision) and split from EA, I can dream :D.
     
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    I'm not optimistic about the outcome and lament their destruction. In my mind there needs to be a decimation. I'm talking the Roman punishment in the legions for poor performance from whence the definition came: We hang one it ten corporate boy wonders at random, show the remainder just how much rope there is in this world, see what happens next. I'm guessing a few rounds of that would see a more pro-consumer attitude flourishing in the corporate world. :)
     
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    Same thing needs to happen to DICE.
     
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    The Dragon Age trilogy was really good but no doubt whoever is at fault; Bioware was ruined under the umbrella of EA.
     
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    Sounds like a great plan imo.

    Yeah DA was a fantastic series. DA:I was a return to old Bioware standard imo, amazing, engaging story that no other studio can match, fun game play, memorable characters etc.

    I think this Anthem debacle is going to be the shot that ended up killing the studio, so many other projects were shelved and other live products snubbed for the sake of the development of Anthem and it's still even now a very unfinished game with only 4 different "dungeons" to do at lvl 30 and thats it.

    Swtor took a major dip in content/dev communication/player count/support/updates during the time Anthem was being developed, DA was shelved completely, ME:A development team was stripped bear to refocus devs on to the Anthem project.
     
  7. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Biowere...

    Haven't played 2, but I liked DAO a lot.
    DAI was a huge letdown for me. Boring save the world story and MMO style sidequests.
     
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    Really enjoyed Origins, listening to Morrigan conversing with Alistair and Leliana had me in stitches at times. Loved Bioware back then; didn't see it coming to this pass.
     
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    Yes, DA:I was disappointing - poor story, ugly companions, not many choices and grindy sidequests.

    We still have CD Projekt RED who can make quality RPGs.
     
  10. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Also Obsidian, Larian, and probably many other out there.

    Check out Greedfall, it will be released in September. Looks like it might become a decent game.
     
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