BioWare's new IP is an action-adventure, and it will launch before March 2018

Members of the Mass Effect series are plugging away on the game.


During its earnings report today, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that BioWare is working on an action-adventure game that will launch before the end of the 2018 fiscal year, meaning March 31 of next year.

Although the new game isn't an RPG, Wilson assured fans that they can expect "the great RPG character development and story progression that BioWare is known for."

BioWare vice president Aaron Flynn published a blog to follow up Wilson's tease during the earnings call. "In 2012, we began crafting a new universe full of new characters, stories, and gameplay," he wrote. "Our ambition is simple: Draw upon 20+ years of development knowledge and lessons to create something fun and new for you to enjoy with your friends. There’s nothing quite as exciting as building a new IP from scratch, and it will be even more thrilling for us to share more with you in the future."

Flynn promised more news on BioWare's next game "in the coming months." For now, the team is nose to the grindstone on Mass Effect: Andromeda, which launches on March 21 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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