Although specifics haven’t been decided yet, it looks as though Bioware will be looking at the non-traditional payment method for their latest game – Shadow Realms. This could be free-to-play or something closer to an episodic model.
Bioware Austin’s GM Jeff Hickman said:
“We are not ready to talk about specifics, but I’ll talk about some things.”“When we look at games like this the very first thing that we do is think about the passion that we have for building whatever the game is. We don’t go, what could make us money at EA? We want players to feel like it’s a fun game that they love to play, and they are glad to pay for it, in whatever way. Then we’ll worry about what the monetisation is.”
Hickman also mentioned that he wanted players to basically pay how they wanted to pay but stresses that they haven’t made a decision yet and that they will be looking at players input to make it the game they want it to be.
To view the live action trailer for Shadow Realms here is the very nice trailer that’s been made.
They have described the game as ” A 4v1 story-driven online Action RPG with dynamic co-op missions in a constantly-evolving BioWare world where modern meets fantasy”.
Thanks to Kotaku for supplying us with this information.
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