1. Nirolak

    Nirolak
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    After the Dragon Age 4 thread went up, I decided to check BioWare's job postings, and noticed the following: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=117142&company=EA&username=

     
  2. Landford

    Landford
    Member

    They are listening.
     
  3. Aokiji

    Aokiji
    Member

    More games to hate. Woop.
     
  4. Deleted member 14002

    Deleted member 14002
    User requested account closure Member

    Let's hope their first live service game goes well...
     
  5. enkaisu

    enkaisu
    Member

    Dragon Age 4 confirmed to launch with loot boxes that unlock side quests.
     
  6. Freezasaurus

    Freezasaurus
    Member

    RIP Bioware.
     
  7. Aztechnology

    Aztechnology
    Community Resettler Member

    Yea, they'll start developing Anthem 2 immediately after Anthem goes "gold".
     
  8. zombiejames

    zombiejames
    Member

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Landford

    Landford
    Member

    Each loot box guarantee at least one exotic love interest.
     
  10. Pennywise

    Pennywise
    Member

    Did you expect something else?
    They'll only gonna balance it better. The rest will be buisness as usual.
     
  11. Soony Xbone Uhh

    Soony Xbone Uhh
    Attempted to circumvent ban with alt account Member

    That's quite a high level position job posting. Shouldn't be open normally. Good find.
     
  12. Zakari2112

    Zakari2112
    Member

    I’ll be skeptical until we see how Anthem turns out. I hope it does well that way there will be competition and drive for other live service games.
     
  13. Nah, I think I'm good. I like my nickles and dimes.
     
  14. Japanonaut

    Japanonaut
    Member

    Didnt they use the old bungie line of a "10 year adventure' or whatever , so probably Anthem sequels
     
  15. Bio

    Bio
    Member

    We should put our heads together and figure out how we can get EA charged with BioWare's murder, because this injustice cannot stand.
     
  16. zychi

    zychi
    Banned Member

    If Bungie couldnt do it right, i have 0 faith in an EA owned company to do this right.

    Less money for me to spend on games I guess
     
  17. Jam

    Jam
    Member

    Instead of releasing a live game service and sticking with it they're going to continually release annual/biannual titles with live service functionality to increase revenues and milk the products further.

    I can't see EA sticking with Anthem like an Overwatch or Siege, they're totally going to Destiny it to an even greater extent. Continually patch and change, and add micro-transactions masquerading as GaaS.
     
  18. The Bioware we all knew and loved is long gone now, but I wonder with the struggles Destiny is having right now if Anthem actually has an opening to come in and offer a better experience.
     
  19. Shoeless

    Shoeless
    Member

    If this is true and BioWare is planning to transition out of single-player RPGs and just do online only multi-player games, I guess that just leaves CD Projekt, for my meat, story-driven fantasy/SF western RPGs. As long as someone is still interested in making quality games in this genre, I'll live. Too bad though, the original ME trilogy was great, KOTOR was great, and Dragon Age was pretty good too.
     
  20. All these companies conspiring to save me money by announcing their stupid plans beforehand. Glorious.
     
  21. No big shocks, that's the way the wind's blowing.
     
  22. Sean

    Sean
    Member

    Well, that makes Bioware games an easy pass for me. Shame, I loved Dragon Age and Mass Effect.

    Thankfully, there are still more than enough games to play that aren't riddled with this GaaS garbage.
     
  23. Freezasaurus

    Freezasaurus
    Member

    I think EA is just too enamored with the games-as-service model right now. I can see the appeal it holds for a corporation, but for me as a customer, It's something I have 0 interest in supporting. I don't care how neat it may be.
     
  24. SVX

    SVX
    Member

    Mass Effect, as a ‘Live Service’.
     
  25. LightKiosk

    LightKiosk
    Member

    I get these things take time to plan out and they want to be ready, but why not wait to make sure your first foray into it is a good one?

    Look at Bungie and Destiny 3 years into it, I'm sure Ubisoft had massive plans after The Division but had to completely put them on the back burner to fix it up. Chances are EA won't care to fix the game, just simply move on to popping the next one out.
     
  26. Pendas

    Pendas
    Member

    Obligatory

     
  27. Ebenezer

    Ebenezer
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    Gut feeling says there won’t be a Bioware after Anthem.
     
  28. Freezasaurus

    Freezasaurus
    Member

    Sadly, I've already written them off as another EA victim for the most part. I just hope we can get one more good Dragon Age game before they go.

    Thanks a lot, EA.
     
  29. FaceHugger

    FaceHugger
    Member

    I'm not against the idea of games as a live service - I suppose over a decade of playing MMO's made me OK with the idea coming to other types of games. I think if done right it could be wonderful. Hopefully this person takes a good, long look at what has been happening with Destiny and learns from it.
     
  30. Nome

    Nome
    Designer Verafied

    Hate to break it to y'all, but Bioware's been making live services games since Mass Effect 3's multiplayer made moolah.
     
  31. CD Projekt Red save us.
     
  32. StrikeVillain

    StrikeVillain
    Member

    Whatever. This is a company that will follow the lead of other companies rather than innovate themselves. We all know how this ends for them.
     
  33. Cranster

    Cranster
    Member

    [​IMG]

    Guess I'm done with Bioware then.
     
  34. The Heape

    The Heape
    Member

    I read this more as a live content producer rather than the next game. Similar to the team that is currently trying to fix the hack job that was Destiny 2.
     
  35. 2th

    2th
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    Yup. Bioware won't exist in 10 years. 7 maybe. 5 at the absolute worst.
     
  36. Hoot

    Hoot
    Member

    Yeah this sounds like the end of bioware as a single player RPG company and now being the new milking beast in EA to pump until there's nothing left of any value, or a major fuck up. And considering EA, it might be both, and sooner than we think
     
  37. Vlaphor

    Vlaphor
    Banned Member

    I have no Bioware!!!
     
  38. Betty

    Betty
    Member

    I can already sense the schadenfreude to come.
     
  39. Stiler

    Stiler
    Member

    [​IMG]

    It's a shame what they are doing to Bioware. It's not like it was unexpected though, I mean they showed it with Westworld, Bullfrog, Origin, Maxis, etc.

    Why can't games just be games? Like just games you pay 59.99 for and get the full experience with nothing locked or walled off, like games used to be.

    Hasn't the backlash against Destiny or the positive support of companies like Cd Projekt Red showed the industry anything?
     
  40. Rudolph

    Rudolph
    Member

    RIP Bioware.
     
  41. irishonion

    irishonion
    Member

    Man I can't wait until Anthem is out.

    In terms of curious to see how they are going to play the micro transaction game after battlefront.
     
  42. Pleiades

    Pleiades
    Member

    The only reason I ever cared for bioware was their focus on dialogue / character heavy single player RPGs. If they're going to shift away from that focus (which has already probably happened with Anthem coming and ME:A being a turd) then for me I'm just going to put them in the same mental category as any random EA / Ubi studio working on the next open world GAAS product with a new coat of paint. So I'll just stop caring about BW as a studio.
     
  43. Derrick01

    Derrick01
    Member

    As if EA would let them do anything else. They're all in on this shit.
     
  44. Zasa

    Zasa
    Member

    [​IMG]
     
  45. As long as CDPR and Obsidian stick around I can deal without Bioware.
     
  46. Sabin

    Sabin
    Member

    I guess the Bioware i once loved is now dead.
     
  47. Not surprising. Bioware was my favorite developer for a long time, but this was coming and I've moved on.
     
  48. Datajoy

    Datajoy
    Member

    Absolutely this.
     
  49. Disclaimer

    Disclaimer
    Member

    Ah, lovely, EA's famous consumer friendliness.
     
  50. funky

    funky
    Member

    Like Dragon Age Inquisition was a blueprint Mass Effect followed. I expect the template of anthem will also continue in whatever the next Dragon Age 4 is.

    EA wants a formula similar to the "Ubisoft open world" they can use on a lot of franchises that at some point turned into a Destiny like.


    Who the hell knows how its going to go for them. Obviously at this stage, at Bioware and EAs record. one has to guess its going to go poorly.