Other EA teams also working on new IP.
Bioware is busy with Mass Effect: Andromeda, leaving very little resources for remasters of the original trilogy, but it has something else up its sleeve. This would be the new IP we’ve heard plenty about but not yet seen till now.
According to EA Studios executive Patrick Soderlund when speaking to Games Industry International, it’s only a matter of time.
When quizzed about whether all of EA’s studios were committed to Star Wars titles and if all new IPs would be Star Wars-related, Soderlund said, “We decided to take a couple of our best development teams, from the whole ecosystem, and put them on Star Wars. They could have built new IP otherwise, but the opportunity for us as a company, and for our development teams, what we can build within that framework.”
Soderlund also noted that Bioware is working on a new IP but don’t expect any information right now. “We’ve been very open about the fact that Bioware is working on a new IP, and we’ll get to talk about that in the not too distant future.
“We have other teams working on new IP as well. I think it’s about a balance, right? Making sure that we continue to push what great looks like for Battlefield or FIFA or Madden – or Star Wars, for that matter – while continuing to invest in something new.”
As for Mass Effect: Andromeda, expect a proper reveal and information shower once EA has run through its other releases for the year.