BioWare Edmonton, the studio behind the original Mass Effect trilogy, is said to be preparing a major announcement for E3 2017.
According to industry insider Liam Robertson, sources close to the matter have revealed that the project is code-named Dylan, which is based on the name of the protagonist. It borrows core elements from both Destiny and The Division, and is termed as a “semi-MMO” game with a sci-fi theme.
This is the same project that the developer first teased back at E3 2014, and has been in development for over four years now. Robertson further added that it will surprise fans for its sheer scale, and is possibly the biggest project BioWare has tackled in its history.
The game will be much larger than Mass Effect: Andromeda, an aspect that is in terms of both world and features. In addition, there will be a cooperative mode for players to partner up with others for missions and exploration.
Dylan, or whatever the final name comes out to be, is strongly rumored for an official reveal at E3 2017. Based on the most recent financial report of Electronic Arts, the Destiny-Division-like game should hit the markets before March 2018.
It should be noted that Destiny 2 is scheduled to release later this year, and will likely be receiving its first expansion pack by the time BioWare Edmonton is ready to release its new game. As far as fans of the genre are concerned, they are about to receive two major hitters within the same cycle.
Mass Effect: Andromeda may have received lukewarm reviews from users, but BioWare Edmonton has the proud backing of the original Mass Effect trilogy. The development team’s storytelling capabilities have always been hailed as some of the best in the business. We will see what the studio has in store for us in the upcoming expo.