PC Aficionado: Anthem, the latest Bioware IP, is set in a setting that most people would classify as sci-fi. Considering the lead writer for Mass Effect 1 and 2, Drew Karpyshyn, is working on the game, many figured Anthem would follow suit. Thats not the case. "
While BioWare knows there’s a fanbase crying out for a Jade Empire sequel, the studio’s not yet committed to a follow-up… although Dragon Age’s creative director, Mike Laidlaw, admits the developer “certainly had some plans” for Jade Empire 2.
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“I don’t wanna say that there isn’t a passion to build it, because we haven’t built it… it’s more that you need passion, you need talent, you need the right people, and the right team... and then capacity, right?" Laidlaw told Josiah Renaudin in .
According to BioWares general manager, Anthem will offer a rich sci-fi experience in a lush and mysterious alien world with a script and gameplay mechanics similar to Mass Effect saga and latest Marvel movies
BioWare's new IP, Anthem is set to be "science fantasy" more like Star Wars rather than "hardcore science fiction" like Mass Effect, boss Aaryn Flynn has revealed. In an , Flynn spoke about how the game compares to the company's previous work. "It's in a genre we call science fantasy, very much like Star Wars, very much like the Marvel Universe. You see a lot of amazing things happening but we don't worry too much about why they are happening or how they are happening; the science of it." BioWare is not a rookie to the "science fantasy" genre, having developed the RPG and the popular MMO . But what makes it different than the Mass Effect series?
Li’l details about Anthem continue to fall from the sky like so many scattered pieces of destroyed Javelin. In a quick interview with Edmonton AM, a Canadian radio show based out of one of Bioware’s home cities, general manager Aaryn Flynn explained that the game is science fantasy.
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“It’s in a genre we call science fantasy,” . “Very much like Star Wars or the Marvel Universe, where you see a lot of amazing things happening but we don’t worry too much about why they’re happening or how they’re happening, the science of it. Mass Effect is more our real hardcore science fiction IP, this one is much more about having fun in a lush game world that really sucks you in.”