Alistair McNally, BioWare’s senior director of creative development attended Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week wearing a t-shirt bearing a reference to the studio’s yet-to-be revealed new IP. The interesting point is that no one even noticed the t-shirt.
McNally, later tweeted about the incident saying, “Also it was fun to walk around GDC2016 in a t-shirt with our new IP on it and no one batted an eyelid.”
Also it was fun to walk around GDC2016 in a t-shirt with our new IP on it and no one batted an eyelid.
— Alistair McNally (@Al_McNally) March 18, 2016
Since the tweet, people have been busy searching for an image of McNally’s t-shirt but failed to do so. The GDC schedule also shows that McNally wasn’t part of any panel at the event.
BioWare’s new IP was announced at E3 2014 via a trailer and the game was said to be developed in the Edmonton Studio. Casey Hudson, ex- producer of BioWare said that the studio wanted to focus on telling “contemporary stories, and yet we want to build a world that is as big and as imaginative as anything we’ve ever done before.”
Electronic Arts, the parent company of BioWare, hasn’t revealed anything about their plans to release the new IP. However, Blake Jorgensen, the EA CFO hinted about two unannounced games.
He said, “We’ve got a couple of things up our sleeve that we haven’t talked about yet but you’ll probably see them teased over the next six months.”
With E3 falling under Jorgensen’s time frame, we are more likely to see a teaser of BioWare’s new IP there.
The release of another BioWare game, Mass Effect: Andromeda, which is in works at the Montreal studio also has been pushed back to Q1 2017 from Q4 2016 recently.