‘Shadow Realms’ Canceled By BioWare

Bioware had announced 'Shadow Realms' to be their next IP. (shadowrealms.com)

Bioware had announced ‘Shadow Realms’ to be their next IP. (shadowrealms.com)

After announcing their first new IP in years, BioWare has decided to cancel their multiplayer PC title Shadow Realms to focus on other projects.

The news, which came via an official post on the game’s website, was to be a 4v1 multiplayer game with an evolving structure.

According to BioWare Austin general manager Jeff Hickman, the developer will be focusing on it’s MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.

“The biggest focus for our team in BioWare Austin will be on Star Wars: The Old Republic. As every Star Wars fan knows, this is a massive year in the Star Wars universe. We have some great plans for expanding this epic game this year, and look forward to sharing the news about those plans with our players in the coming weeks,” Hickman wrote.

“While the [Shadow Realms] team did amazing work on the game concept and we got lots of great feedback from our fans at events and through other game testing, right now there are other projects for the team to work on within the BioWare studios for the coming year and beyond.”

The developer, which had faced some amount of negative press following a mixed Mass Effect ending and lukewarm reviews for Dragon Age 2 has since had a turnaround with the release of its newest title Dragon Age: Inquisition. Fans have been expecting a new line of titles from the studio for some time, with Shadow Realms expected to be that new franchise.

BioWare says they are continuin to work on new IP titles, but have not given details on what those projects might be.


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