Shadow Realms, BioWare Austin’s 4v1 cooperative action RPG, has been canceled. The news were first reported by Game Informer, but were soon confirmed by the studio’s GM Jeff Hickman.
“We’ve made the decision to not move forward with development of Shadow Realms, Hickman wrote in a letter to the fans. “We fully recognize that this news is disappointing to some of our fans, so I want to explain more behind this decision.
“While the 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. These include additional ongoing enhancements to the award-winning Dragon Age: Inquisition, as well as the next game in the Mass Effect series and other new IP.”
BioWare Austin will shift focus from developing Shadow Realms to supporting and creating more content for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Oleg had a chance to try a few rounds of Shadow Realms back in Gamescom 2014, and he enjoyed the experience, saying that “Overall, Shadow Realms was definitely a great experience. It definitely has the makings of a good game – some solid mechanics are already there and to see them so early in the game’s development cycle is definitely a good sign.”
Unfortunately, it was not meant to be. However, Hickman’s list of other projects BioWare is currently working on is nothing if not impressive, especially that “new IP” he mentioned.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.