BioWare, the powerhouse company that gave us Dragon Age and Mass Effect, will announce, its new IP relatively soon. EA Studios boss Patrick Soderlund shared the detail as part of a wider talk with GI.biz about the importance of making new IP.

“We’ve been very open about the fact that BioWare is working on a new IP, and we’ll get to talk about that in the not too distant future. We have other teams working on new IP as well. I think it’s about a balance, right? Making sure that we continue to push what great looks like for Battlefield or FIFA or Madden–or Star Wars, for that matter–while continuing to invest in something new.”

He continued to speak generally about the new IP and Soderlund also said the video game industry has gotten better over the years “at looking at analyzing and understanding what projects will work and what will fall flat.” EA now more closely conducts data analysis and gathers feedback from test groups to determine what it makes. At the same time, Soderlund stressed that EA doesn’t want to “design by committee.”

“That’s not who we are–but we do want to make sure that we have touch points with players out there, so we can understand if we’re thinking about this in the right way.”

 

Since Bioware has done Fantasy and Space adventures what do you think is next? Tell us in the comments below. (This author secretly hopes its Wild West). Stay Tuned to Gamer Assault Weekly for more information as it is released and for all your gaming needs.

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