BioWare News


Star Wars: The Old Republic gained two million players since free-to-play transition

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2013 3:30pm PDT

It's been nearly half a year since Star Wars: The Old Republic transitioned into a free-to-play game. So, how did it go? Pretty darn great, if you asked Jeff Hickman, executive producer on the game.


"I've only played Empire so far, and I thought the Inquisitor stuff was alright. I would take it ..."

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Mass Effect 3: Citadel soundtrack released for free

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 11, 2013 3:42pm PDT

BioWare is giving away the soundtrack to Mass Effect 3: Citadel for free.


"Interesting! I did not know that. I guess being a registered owner of Mass Effect 3, that error ..."

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Field Report: Mass Effect 3 'Citadel' DLC

By Timothy J. Seppala, Mar 07, 2013 11:00am PST

While I had no problem with how Mass Effect 3 ended Shepard's story, Citadel is a more formal—and wholly welcome--farewell that doesn't insult the finality of what's come before it chronologically and through the narrative. Bravo, BioWare.


"Personally my "head cannon" is that the events in this DLC are an epilogue that take place after ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic changing login procedure

By John Keefer, Mar 06, 2013 5:00pm PST

In an effort to upgrade security, BioWare is changing the way that players will be able to login to their account for Star Wars: The Old Republic. As of April 2, instead of using your email address to access your characters, you will need to login with your screen name inste...


"I subscribe but only because for £9 a month, it would be rude not to :P I also speak from the ..."

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EA closes BioWare San Francisco

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2013 3:15pm PST

EA has reportedly closed BioWare San Francisco, a mobile and social developer that took on the BioWare name in 2011.


"I wish Bioware could have gotten the same deal that Blizzard got from Activision. None of this ..."

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Mass Effect 3 'Citadel' DLC split on Xbox 360

By Steve Watts, Mar 04, 2013 10:00am PST

Mass Effect 3's "Citadel" downloadable content is larger than 2 GB, Microsoft's size limit on Xbox 360, and therefore has been split into two downloads.


"Considering that the system was designed eight years ago, 2 GB was a more than reasonable limit ..."

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Mass Effect 3 Reckoning multiplayer DLC detailed

By John Keefer, Feb 25, 2013 2:30pm PST

The last multiplayer Mass Effect 3 DLC pack, entitled Reckoning, is coming out tomorrow, but to add a bit of hype before the release, developer BioWare did a livestreamed of the pack, showing most of what will be included in the free upgrade, including a playable Collector.


Mass Effect 3 DLC packs Citadel, Reckoning coming

By John Keefer, Feb 21, 2013 9:30am PST

Players who aren't ready to stop adventuring with Commander Shepard and his Mass Effect 3 team will get one final chance to tag along with the interstellar hero. BioWare has announced the final two DLC packs for the game, Citadel and Reckoning.


"Sweet. Here's hoping this means they'll finally do a game + all DLC bundle and I'll buy it on sale."

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BioWare founders to get Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC

By John Keefer, Feb 11, 2013 3:30pm PST

Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk may have retired from game development, but the founders of BioWare will be getting some well-deserved recognition next month for "some of the most emotionally-engaging and beloved games ever made."


Star Wars: The Old Republic teases 1.7 update

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 9:30am PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic is preparing to release its 1.7 update, consisting of two major additions: the "Relics of Gree" in-game event running through February 26, and the new "Galactic Reputation" system.


"I really hope they wise up and restructure the f2p model. Star Trek Online has a much better ..."

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Report: Mass Effect 3 'Reckoning' DLC details leaked

By Steve Watts, Feb 01, 2013 7:30am PST

A data mine of the latest title update to Mass Effect 3 has reportedly (once again) spilled details on an upcoming update, titled "Reckoning."


Mass Effect 3 team teases next DLC with screens

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST

Mass Effect 3 executive producer Casey Hudson and producer Mike Gamble tweeted images today that give a glimpse of its next DLC plans.


"I plan to dust the franchise off several months down the road and play through it again - ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic 'Hutt Cartel' pre-orders detailed

By Steve Watts, Jan 23, 2013 2:15pm PST

BioWare unveiled a first look trailer at the upcoming "Rise of the Hutt Cartel" expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and announced pre-order bonuses.


"does it delineate how the expansion is received by the 3 tiers of players? "

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Best of 2012: #6 - Mass Effect 3

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm PST

Mass Effect 3 for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U is #6 in our Best of 2012.


"I wish I was playing at that point again. Really loved the second game (especially The Illusive ..."

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Same sex romance still planned for Star Wars: The Old Republic

By John Keefer, Jan 03, 2013 6:30am PST

BioWare's latest State of the Game blog for Star Wars: The Old Republic has revealed plans for more end-game content for level 50 players, as well as an ongoing effort by the developer to add same gender romance between players and NPCs.


"George Lucas made the universe not me. It takes place in what is likely our past, and is really ..."

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