KOTOR team making new IP at BioWare

Mass Effect producer Casey Hudson says the "core team" that worked on 2003 RPG is handling development of new IP at Edmonton division.

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BioWare Edmonton's all-new franchise is being developed by most of the "core team" that built 2003's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect series producer Casey Hudson has revealed.

"Most of our core team that worked on SWKOTOR has been together throughout the Mass Effect series, and now our new IP project," Hudson said on Twitter (via VG247).

Specifics about the project have not been divulged, but BioWare Edmonton senior producer Jonathan Warner recently said that he has been pleased with its development.

"A successful first project review for our new IP project today. Life is good!" Warner said yesterday.

BioWare announced this new project in September, saying the game is being built from the ground up running on "new gaming technology," potentially referencing the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

During PAX East 2013, Hudson said he hopes this project can match the trajectory of the Mass Effect series.

"That's kind of our next thing. We're focusing on delivering something new, the way we did at the very beginning of Mass Effect," Hudson said at the time.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic recently marked its 10th anniversary. To mark the anniversary, Aspyr Media brought the game to iOS devices in late May.

Discussion

250 comments
hitomo
hitomo

... not interested, thx

donkey0007
donkey0007

If im honest I think a game set during the mandalorian wars could be very interesting. The stories of it are constantly referenced throughout both KOTOR and SWTOR, why not delve a little bit into that.

Hurvl
Hurvl

"At last we will reveal our new IP to the public, at last we will have revenge (for SWToR)" 

Anyway, make a good RPG, Star Wars based or not (though I'd love another Kotor or Kotor-like game), and everything will be fine.

SKErwin
SKErwin

NOOOOOOO!!!!!! WE NEED KOTOR 3 NOW!!!!!!!!

nparks
nparks

Yay!  New IP!  Not that I didn't love every moment of Mass Effect, and I am totally looking forward to Dragon Age 3, but it's a new console generation and it's time for something completely new from these guys.  Can't wait.

radcrab123
radcrab123

lets gather in hands friends and pray that bioware will make a good game.....................................................Amen

tomservo51
tomservo51

Bioware games were much better before EA consumed them.

Chefjase
Chefjase

I wish the powers that be would read and listen to what the consumers want. I'm sure no one from Disney or EA cares about the countless people over the years begging for KOTOR 3...I'd personally love to play it and maybe Jade Empire 2, but JE2 is a silly dream. They have a built in universe and a variety of characters...Hi Bastilla!!...and Disney loves licensing fees if D interactive does not want to handle any of the production duties. Anyways, even if the game sucks...it will sure look beautiful on next gen.

BluntTongue
BluntTongue

I have a dream...

A dream that KOTOR 3 will one day materialise.

tinglep
tinglep

Multiple people are responding to me saying the Old Republic era is done and I feel they are missing the point of the Old Republic. The Old Republic era takes place from 25,053 BBY (the founding of the Republic), until 1,000 BBY (the Seveth Battle of Russan and the end of the New Sith Wars). You can't possibly be stating that 24,000 years was covered in two games and an MMO. They haven't even touched on Darth Bane, or the Old Sith Academy.

TheManofTin
TheManofTin

Bethesda should publish Bioware games. Not EA. 

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

Sweet merciful awesome! At least one dev still believes in being original and is willing to produce a new IP instead of flogging their franchises

07wintert
07wintert

people need to shut up about kotor 3. the MMO is kotor 3 and the book Star Wars the Old Republic Revan. there is only forwards from the MMO live with it 

Jasurim
Jasurim

I want KOTOR 3!!!  ;-;

I am interested in a new IP though, hopefully a fresh start without so many expectation will be exactly what they need. 

Chai_Tea
Chai_Tea

These guys lost me a long time ago to crappy sequels.  I can't get excited about this, but maybe they'll surprise.

Revl8n
Revl8n

Bioware is dead. Short life to EAbioware mutant offspring.

phbz
phbz

I´m betting they will be aiming at Destiny with this one. 

Baelath
Baelath

Go BioWare. But why is this Hudson guy still around. 

DarkReign2552
DarkReign2552

I would gladly jump for Jade Empire 2 or KOTOR 3, but they already revealed it's a new IP, so I can get into that as well. Curiously, it's the original KOTOR team and say they're aiming for the same trajectory as Mass Effect, so I'm guessing this new IP will be sci-fi, steam-punk, or somewhere in this general territory. I personally would LOVE to see Biowares take on a Deus Ex-like universe. Perhaps a spy game similar to Alpha Protocol, but utilizing augmentations for their power-wheel.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

A spy series would be AWESOME as their new IP! But there is always that part of me that yearns for Jade Empire 2!

R083R70
R083R70

I understand Dragon Age 2 was a disappointment but what's all this constant shit about Bioware not being a good developer any more? Mass Effect 3 was an amazing game and improved in a lot of areas since 2 (though admittedly 2 was slightly better), people just bitched because Bioware couldn't craft an ending that could live up to the sky high expectations the series generated (and really regardless of the ending would it ever be good enough for some people?).


Bioware has given me no reason to believe they've lost it, and we'll all know for certain if they have or not if Inquisition learns from the mistakes of 2.

toffifee
toffifee

@TheManofTin If Bethesda took over BioWare like EA has done, I would never play those games. I have never seen so many bugs as there are in Bethesdas games (not including Big Rigs) and they never fix them. I still play some of their games, but ew.

Olgark
Olgark

@TheManofTin EA own BioWare have done for a long time now. As of right now there is no real BioWare company as its just a trade name that EA uses for its developers, or whats left of them. Most have jumped ship and left, the good ones at least.

holtrocks
holtrocks

@07wintert The MMO is so not kotor 3 its just set in the same time period, did you even play the MMO, or kotor 1,2?

Shango4
Shango4

@07wintertRevan's fate was set by BioWare and Drew did the best he could, he himself didn't like what they did to Revan.

Olgark
Olgark

@Chai_Tea They lost me with DA2 which was rubbish compared to Origins. as for ME3 the game was good but the ending let it all down. 


I can't find any faith in BioWare anymore and refuse to buy their games without a demo. No demo no sale when it comes to me.

MegaX-
MegaX-

@R083R70 The reason Mass Effect 3 is hated is because how it completely destroys the lore of the game and Bioware pretty much lied to us by saying that there won't be an A,B,C ending and then do exactly that. Just go to youtube and look up angryjoe he explains well why the ending was a major fail.

Bloodspectre
Bloodspectre

@R083R70 Not to mention they fixed the ending with the Extended Cut DLC, which was actually really, really good.

It's just fun to hate on a game that's slightly imperfect, apparently. 

happyguy999
happyguy999

@R083R70  This is the internet, people love to bitch and moan about everything. I totally agree with you though. I have no reason to believe their next game won't be amazing too.

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

@toffifee @TheManofTin Bethesda the publisher and Bethesda the development team are two completely different things. If Bethesda published Bioware games, there would be no difference in their gameplay.

inthepastxx
inthepastxx

@toffifee @TheManofTin They never fix them?  Thats not true at all.  They are known for the bugs in their games and its forgiven because how great their games are. (still thats not a reason to release a game with less bugs).  To the point I've never had any bad bugs/issues with their games and I own all of them. Finally to the point,  Oblivion had a patch no more than 1 week after launch that fixed over 1000 bugs.  Skyrim has had 2 patches the first fixing over 1000 and the second fixing others.

07wintert
07wintert

@holtrocks @07wintertthe original idea was kotor 3 they scrapped it due to money alot of the was created for it. i know the kotor 3 you want but there the main characters from the two games will not be there they are killed off what is cannon read the book. really though the book would make a good game but it is not going to happen with the MMO there. if you want Revan , Meetra and HK47 play the MMO. 

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

@Shango4 @07wintert KOTOR 3 doesn't need to have Revan in it. KOTOR 2 didn't and it was amazing. It could be set after the events of the MMO, or anytime in the Old Republic era.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Olgark @Chai_Tea No Steam sale (or other sale) equals no sale for me :D. I have enough games to maintain that principle.

ilagas88
ilagas88

@happyguy999 Exactly.. people troll a lot and kids seem to get infected really quickly with the ideas. Sh!t happens when you feed the troll


Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

And their games are so huge, it's bound to have bugs, but like you said they are so good.

07wintert
07wintert

@radcrab123 @07wintert @holtrocks

revan is in the game and alive and yes there is cult devoted to revan. but they don't know the emperor capture him and locked him away for 300 years. until you release him. and the sith side is where you battle him and supposedly killing him. but its very unlikely he died more like escaped.

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

@07wintert I heard recently where Obsidian was wanting to make an RPG set between episodes 3 and 4.

07wintert
07wintert

@Alex4789123 @Shango4 @07wintert

you need to read the book to understand the story. in the MMO i dont think he was killed off because he is to valuable and it is possible he could be back in the MMO with a Expansion. there will be another RPG star wars game one day but i dont think it will be kotor 3