Bioware's 4vs1 Action-RPG Shadow Realms has been canceled

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Bioware's 4vs1 online action-RPG 'Shadow Realms' has been canceled.

Following a GameInformer report that announced the cancellation of Bioware's online RPG, Bioware Austin's General Managerr Jeff Hickman, issued an explanation, confirming the news.

"We’ve made the decision to not move forward with development of Shadow Realms. We fully recognize that this news is disappointing to some of our fans, so I want to explain more behind this decision." Hickman wrote on the official site

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"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. We’ve got an incredibly talented team here at the Austin studio, and they are excited and already deep on new projects within the BioWare family, ones that will make some great BioWare games even better."

The studio will go on and focus its efforts to improve the massive RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition, as well as the upcoming Mass Effect and other un-announced IPs. However, the biggest focus for Bioware Austin will be Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Shadow Realms was announced by Electronic Arts last year at Gamescom, and has been under development at Bioware Austin, of Star Wars: The Old Republic Fame.

The title was an episodic story-driven online action RPG. It featured assymetrical gameplay with a 4vs1 online combat akin to that of Evolve, with 4 players banding together to take down a player controlled Shadowlord.


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