EA taking a Batman Arkham-style approach to its Star Wars games – GameSpot

By Eddie Makuch Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has said in a new interview that the challenge of working on a beloved IP like Star Wars is making sure you retain the spirit of the series. To that end, the publisher is looking to emulate the approach Warner Bros. took with its Batman Arkham games[…] http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-taking-a-batman-arkham-style-approach-to-its-star-wars-games/1100-6418499/ Continue reading EA taking a Batman Arkham-style approach to its Star Wars games – GameSpot

How is Dragon Age: Inquisition shaping up?

By: Eddie Makuch BioWare executive producer Mark Darrah today penned a detailed blog post regarding the status of the studio’s long-in-development role-playing game Dragon Age: Inquisition, saying it has “come a long way” since the company last showed it at PAX Prime in August. Darrah also explained that BioWare has created a “Holiday Build” for the game, that is, a build of the game that … Continue reading How is Dragon Age: Inquisition shaping up?

Don’t Get Cocky, Kid, in Star Wars: The Old Republic – Galactic Starfighter

By: Kevin VanOrd Considering the importance of space battles in the Star Wars universe, it was disappointing that ship combat was given such a cursory role in Star Wars: The Old Republic. After all, I can’t imagine A New Hope without the Battle of Yavin, which led to the destruction of the Death Star. (A useless gesture? I think not!) The Old Republic’s single-player on-rails … Continue reading Don’t Get Cocky, Kid, in Star Wars: The Old Republic – Galactic Starfighter

BioWare considered charging for Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut

By: Eddie Makuch BioWare considered charging for Mass Effect 3’s Extended Cut  downloadable content, community lead Chris Priestly has revealed. “Probably shouldn’t say this; there was discussion [about] should it be charged,” Priestly said during a recent PAX Australia panel. “And [executive producer Casey Hudson] said, ‘No, we can’t do that. We have to make this better. We can do a better job finishing the game, … Continue reading BioWare considered charging for Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut

Next Mass Effect: BioWare “borrowing” many game systems from Dragon Age III

By: Eddie Makuch BioWare Montreal is “borrowing” many game systems from Dragon Age: Inquisition  to speed up development on the next Mass Effect title , studio director Yannick Roy said on Twittertoday. After he tweeted  a picture of a design document for the next Mass Effect, a fan suggested the game could be “years” away based on the heftiness of the folder. Roy responded , “Don’t worry: we have … Continue reading Next Mass Effect: BioWare “borrowing” many game systems from Dragon Age III

Dragon Age III listed for Xbox One on Amazon

By: Eddie Makuch Amazon Italy has posted a product listing for Dragon Age III: Inquisition (via IGN ), suggesting the BioWare role-playing game is headed to the Xbox One. No other platforms for the game are listed. An Electronic Arts representative was not immediately available to comment. Dragon Age III was announced last September and will launch later this year, though EA has yet to … Continue reading Dragon Age III listed for Xbox One on Amazon

EA and Disney team up for Star Wars games

By: Eddie Makuch Electronic Arts and The Walt Disney company today announced a new multiyear exclusive agreement to develop and publish new games based on Star Wars characters and stories. As part of the agreement, EA will create new Star Wars titles for a “core gaming audience.” These games will span “all interactive platforms” and “the most popular game genres.” Disney, meanwhile, will retain rights … Continue reading EA and Disney team up for Star Wars games

Bethesda defends day-one DLC

By: Eddie Makuch Elder Scrolls and Fallout publisher Bethesda has spoken out in defense of day-one downloadable content. Marketing vice president Pete Hines told Official Xbox Magazine that the negative sentiment surrounding day-one DLC stems from some gamers simply not understanding the timetable of the development process. “I don’t think [gamers] quite understand the development process and the point at which you have to stop … Continue reading Bethesda defends day-one DLC

Next Mass Effect and Dragon Age games using Frostbite 3

By:  Martin Gaston Both Dragon Age III: Inquisition and the next Mass Effect game will be powered by DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine, BioWare has said. “For everyone who’s been asking after the #BF4 reveal, #DA3 and the next Mass Effect are also using Frostbite 3. It’s awesome,” said BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn on Twitter. The Frostbite 3 engine was announced hand in hand with DICE’s … Continue reading Next Mass Effect and Dragon Age games using Frostbite 3

The Old Republic’s ‘Rise of the Hutt Cartel’ expansion out April 14

By:  Eddie Makuch Star Wars: The Old Republic will add its first digital expansion next month. BioWare announced today that the free-to-play massively multiplayer online game’s Rise of the Hutt Cartel will launch April 14, 2013. Gamers who preordered Rise of the Hutt Cartel on or before January 7 will receive early access to the expansion and be able to jump in beginning April 9. On that day,game update … Continue reading The Old Republic’s ‘Rise of the Hutt Cartel’ expansion out April 14