BioWare’s new IP, which was previously expected to release before the end of March 2018, has been delayed to Electronic Arts’ 2019 fiscal year, which runs from April 2018 to March 2019.
“We’re very pleased with the progress of our new action IP from BioWare,” said Electronic Arts chief executive officer Andrew Wilson during the company’s fiscal Q4 2017 earnings conference call. “The design is stunning. Gameplay mechanics are excellent, and the action will be exhilarating. The game is built around a live service, and through our creative process, we decided to add more to the disruptive new social design for our players. To accommodate that, we are moving the launch date for this project into fiscal year ’19.”
Electronic Arts chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen added, “We want to further develop the live service component.”
BioWare first teased its new IP at E3 2014. It has been in development since 2012.