Having organisational changes isn’t really a big deal, but for the case of Bioware it may be so. Today it was announced that Bioware general manager Aaryn Flynn will depart from the studio. Flynn was the public face behind Mass Effect Andromeda and the newly revealed Anthem.
Filling in his vacancy is Casey Hudson, former project lead for the Mass Effect series who left the company for Microsoft Game Studios.
Hudson left Bioware three years ago, a period where we saw Dragon Age Inquisition released, Mass Effect Andromeda having development issues and a new IP, Shadow Realm, announced and then cancelled. But after three years working on “disruptive [...]
EA is now giving everyone to give another chance at Mass Effect Andromeda. The game now has a 10 hour trial on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. This was first made available as EA’s Origin Access service, but now everyone can give it a shot.
This is time limited trial, meaning all the content, including the single-player and multiplayer component, are available to try out. Once the time is out, you can purchase the game and keep all your progression made in the trial.
You can check out the trial on PS4 here (it’s in “Try Free Demo”). The PC link is here (“Get Trial”), though you will require the Origin launcher to download it.
It’s only four months since the release of the decent but overall disappointing entry to Mass Effect. But with the latest update to the game, it is removing the anti-tampering software Denuvo.
Denuvo is used to stop PC games from being pirated early in its launch. Once deemed uncrackable and even forced a cracking group to give up, the pirates has caught on in the ongoing cat-and-mouse game between them and Denuvo.
However, games that are have since long released have been known to remove the counter-measure which includes Doom 2016, Inside and most recently Hitman.
As DSO Gaming reported, it is unknown at the time whether the removal is intentional or [...]
The new IP previously known as codename Dylan has an official name. In the EA E3 press conference, the first teaser is shown showcasing a world of overgrowth and relic technology.
Check out the teaser here:
More info, including a gameplay reveal will be shown in Mircosoft’s E3 press conference in a few days.
Slowly and surely, Bioware is trying to keep their promise in an earlier post to keep adding several more fixes and additions to the decent, but generally lacklustre sequel to the hit RPG series. Update 1.08 is the third round of major updates to be released post-launch and is focused on bringing two big features: an improved character creator and an additional romance option for Scott Ryder.
The improved character creator is.. not that much. You’ll get two additional head preset for each gender, a complexion option and more variety of skin tones. More hairstyles are available but only one of it is truly new- a bald option. All hairstyles are now not tied to gender. [...]
Despite reports of Mass Effect being shelved at the moment due to the disappointing launch of Andromeda, Bioware’s other marquee IP Dragon Age is still continuing, with another game set in the universe currently in the works.
Alexis Kennedy of Failbetter Games (Sunless Sea) has been doing a lot of guest writing nowadays. He was involved with Paradox Interactive’s sci-fi 4X strategy game Stellaris by guest writing the DLC Leviathan, as well as making his own games, the latest of which is Cultist Simulator. He is also guest writing a new Dragon Age game.
His involvement to guest write another Dragon Age project isn’t really new news either, the first we [...]