According to sources via Kotaku, the 4-v-1 online RPG has undergone a few changes in development. Originally planned to be released episodically and thought to be free-to-play, the game is now rumored to have a full-length campaign and to release in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Another source mentions that BioWare prompted for a change in the game’s development after deciding to integrate Electronic Arts’ Origin service into the game. If former EA employees are to be believed, games that build around EA’s services receive more funding, which could be why BioWare changed direction on the game.
Shadow Realms is in development at BioWare’s Austin studio. The game’s video teasers kept things vague, and its unveiling was one of E3 2014’s biggest surprises. Alpha invites were announced but then delayed indefinitely. Details on Shadow Realms are currently scarce, but as more information on the game becomes available, MONG will be sure to keep you updated!
I’m super happy to hear that Shadow Realms may be heading to consoles. I’m a big fan of anything BioWare makes, and I was a little thrown off when the game was announced as a PC exclusive. Now that it’s (reportedly) heading to consoles, count me in! Now I’m just patiently waiting for the press release saying it’s so.
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