BioWare, known for its sci-fi and fantasy games, has expressed a desire to move away from sci-fi and fantasy games. This isn’t the first time the Dragon Age, Mass Effect and Knights of the Old Republic developer has considered exploring a more modern setting, according to BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk, but it is “something [they’re considering] more and more.”
“You can imagine the cop drama set in the Mass Effect sort of framework. You can imagine a spy adventure in that context,” said Zeschuk in an interview with Gamasutra, adding that they’ve come a long way from their “traditional RPG perspective” since the idea of focusing on more realistic subject matter was first raised. “I think actually that what’s happened is our ability to conceive and understand different game contexts has evolved. Then that starts opening up new platforms into things that are maybe less traditional than we have historically [done].”
“We’re not confirming anything today, but it’s something we discuss a lot, because one of the things we want to do is really try and broaden our appeal, broaden our reach, sell more units, get more fans.”
Personally, I can’t wait to see Commander Shepard’s great-great-great-great grandfather as a bootlegger at the height of Prohibition.