EA and BioWare Austin cancel Shadow Realms

BioWare Austin will switch to a supporting role for various BioWare properties, primarily Star Wars: The Old Republic.


EA has canceled Shadow Realms, the 4v1 RPG in development at BioWare Austin. 

Bioware Austin general manager Jeff Hickman wrote about the cancellation on the game's official blog, claiming the staff will instead be put to work on other projects within the BioWare family. Those include enhancements to Dragon Age: Inquisition, the unnamed Mass Effect game, a new IP, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. SW:TOR will be the studio's primary focus from here on, and it says it will share more detail in the coming weeks.

For all the people that registered for the Shadow Realms Closed Alpha, we’re working on a way to say thank-you for signing up. To all those players that gave us feedback at Gamescom and PAX, and those that shared their thoughts and impressions in the past months, we thank you for being part of the conversation. 

Shadow Realms certainly seemed like an interesting and ambitious project, placing the emphasis on story in a co-op setting. Shacknews talked to a senior producer about the project at PAX Prime, and it had been slated for this year.

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