Bioware has made a name for itself over the years and the company has worked on multiple AAA titles like Star Wars, Mass Effect, Baldur’s Gate, and Dragon Age. While the upcoming game from the company, Anthem, it yet another big one, it seems that Bioware wants to make smaller games in order to experiment.
Casey Hudson discussed the matter and the following is what he had to say in this regard:
I think some of the things that are coming, in the way that we’re doing things in BioWare and the way that EA is working and the industry is going, I think it is starting to afford the opportunity for us to do some things that are more experimental.
This could mean that after Anthem has been released, we could get something new from the company but this is speculation at this point in time and not something that has been confirmed. He further went on to mention the following:
I would like to get to a place where, yes, we’re doing our big next thing, but maybe we’re also kind of doing a few experiments. I want to get to where we can kind of do the equivalent of getting short films out there to people and saying, ‘Hey, we got a bunch of things we want—creative ideas we want to get out. And so try this piece and have a look at this thing.’ And kind of see what people like.
While Bioware is often associated with making huge worlds, it is true that smaller stories can also be told. We might be looking at multiple projects in the future that are not as big as the projects that the company has worked on in the past. Darrah further discussed the matter as follows:
I think there are things that people can do in the indie space that are kind off limits in the HD space, just because people’s expectations rise with, not just the budgets but with the studio.
It will be interesting to see what Bioware will have to offer next. But first, the company has to release Anthem in February 2019.