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Bioware Boss Teased New IP While No One Noticed

Bioware’s Creative Director Alistair McNally recently teased that the Canadian based game developer is currently in works on a brand new IP, albeit in a quite unusual manner.

During this year’s GDC, Alistair McNally recently tweeted about how we was wearing a t-shirt for said new IP, and that no one had reacted to it whatsoever.

This has caused fans to look for any photos of McNally wearing said t-shirt, but their searches have so far bore no fruit. There is an image circulating of some folks wearing “Bull’s Chargers” t-shits, hinting towards a spinoff focused on Iron Bull from Dragon Age: Inquisition, however we’ve verified these do not include Alistair.

It might be a while before we hear any news regarding their new IP, as Bioware are currently busy developing Mass Effect: Andromeda, which was recently delayed to an early 2017 release date.

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42 comments
  1. deadeye
    deadeye
    March 21, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    I dunno if they should be working on a new IP since it seems like everyone is leaving, and all signs point to development of Andromeda not going very smoothly.

  2. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    March 21, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    New from Bioware: Steven Universe Online.

  3. Galbador
    Galbador
    March 21, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    It only shows how people think about Bioware if no one noticed this. We all know how this will end.

  4. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    March 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Honestly if it’s a pre quel or standalone game about Iron Bull I’m all for it. He’s pretty much the only decent new character in Dragon Age Inquisition who doesn’t want me to rip my ears off…

  5. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    March 21, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    A new IP from Bioware. No thanks.

  6. Izzy Lichi
    Izzy Lichi
    March 21, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    LOL i believe it
    fucking LGBT

  7. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    March 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Hey kid
    Wanna ride this bull?
    *Unzips dick*

  8. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    March 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Nobody caaaaaaaaaares.

  9. Liamv2
    Liamv2
    March 21, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    A new IP would be cool. I hope it doesn’t involve anyone from the ME or DA team though. New blood would be nice to see.

  10. Kev Lew
    Kev Lew
    March 21, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    problem is as they finally settled into decent third person game mechanics the writing fell through the floor.
    At this point I am after dominantly killer content, there are already to many games trying to take up months of my gaming time for a load of filler between interesting plots.

  11. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    March 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Pass.

  12. inquisitormcsagington
    inquisitormcsagington
    March 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    A new IP, hopefully free of all that pesky gameplay….

  13. Grey
    Grey
    March 21, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    We should theorize on what it could be.

    My guess is that it’s an action-rpg (with heavy emphasis on action) set in an Edwardian steampunk world where you play a bland voiced Chosen One whose personality is limited to a binary Nice Guy/Asshole that hits on everyone even when you don’t intend for them to. As Steampunk Jesus, you’ll be destined to defeat an overwhelming evil army whose motives will radically shift depending on the necessity of the story. An Evil White Male will be their semi-offical spokesman.

    To aid you in your quest, you’ll be teamed with a bisexual socially progressive aristocratic character, a bisexual socially progressive eccentric intelligent character, a transsexual bisexual socially progressive roguish character, a socially progressive bisexual angry minority person, and a socially progressive pansexual otherkin justice crusader. You can romance all of them by exchanging five lines of dialog, then jumping into the sack.

  14. Radiovid
    Radiovid
    March 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Eh, it was almost funny, but then you just tried too hard and it fell completely flat.

  15. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    March 21, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Whatever this game is it will soon be canceled anyway just like shadow realms.

  16. Complainer
    Complainer
    March 21, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    No one noticed or no one cared?

  17. Unbeliever
    Unbeliever
    March 21, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    So either nobody cared enough to ask or someone is trying to build hype and attention in a desperate bid to save their sinking ship.

  18. sanic
    sanic
    March 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Maybe they’ll try to horn in on the telltale formula games but with dragon age.

  19. DeusEx
    DeusEx
    March 21, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Finally. They’ll risk making a new Marxist IP that will fail instead of corrupting already existing ones to their destruction.

  20. Juhata
    Juhata
    March 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Boy, I don’t know if my heart can take the reveal. I’m literally trembling with excitement.

  21. EinMugenTenshin
    EinMugenTenshin
    March 21, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Well, they’ve basically given the PC and old-school fans the “time for you to go”-signal. Personally I used to be the biggest Bioware fan of them all, but it seems to me they’ve chosen a different route to hit a different demographic.

  22. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    March 21, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Wish I knew what Bioware has done to kill interest in their games this badly.
    Then again the Bioware game I’ve played was their Sonic game and that was… average at best.

  23. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    March 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    And that demographic doesn’t care about them at all.:)

    But hey.”These obtuse shitslingers, these wailing hyper-consumers, these childish
    internet-arguers — they are not my audience. They don’t have to be
    yours.”

  24. Casey
    Casey
    March 21, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Bioware boss? You mean Steve the intern? Cause he’s about all that’s left at bioware.

  25. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    March 21, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    No one reacted to it because Bioware’s relevance is dropping by the day.

  26. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    March 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    In the character creation part of the Steven Universe Online game you can only add large breasts/ass on fat characters. You want C-sized breasts on your Crystal Gem? She has to weight at least 250 pounds.

  27. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    March 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    And manjaws on everything except the good men.

  28. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    March 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Kek

  29. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    March 21, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    They have enough people left to actually make another game?

  30. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    March 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Yuuuuuup. This.

  31. Mr. Greis
    Mr. Greis
    March 21, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    While no one noticed? More like no one cared.

  32. JellyfishMonarch
    JellyfishMonarch
    March 21, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    ill be a short tanky wide shouldered gem. i’ll even do that sonic spin thing.

  33. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    March 22, 2016 at 6:39 am

    There is an image circulating of some folks wearing “Bull’s Chargers”
    t-shits, hinting towards a spinoff focused on Iron Bull from Dragon Age

    Bioware confirmed for working on the World’s first Cuckoldry RPG [CRPG]!

  34. BanBrado
    BanBrado
    March 22, 2016 at 10:13 am

    I’m surprised EA hasn’t killed Bioware yet.

    As an ex Bioware fan this kinda has me in suspense, maybe THIS will be the game that finally puts the shambling corpse of Bioware out of its misery.

  35. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    March 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

    No longer Bioware in all but name. This is what being a ghost feels like.

  36. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    March 22, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    now this definitively looks like the award-winning bioware “experience” we have come to expect from those devs

  37. Lex
    Lex
    March 22, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Bioware are mediocre even at circling the drain.

  38. rBeowulf
    rBeowulf
    March 23, 2016 at 2:45 am

    It’s not only that we didn’t notice, but we also don’t care.

  39. Badmojo7
    Badmojo7
    March 23, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Well it is bioware, remember that company that was all hip and cool years ago before selling out to EA? yea? Now they are that old and stinking drunk guy at the end of the bar going on about the glory days while everyone avoids him.