BioWare aggressively exploring, working on smaller MMOs

Next to keeping busy with triple-A giants Dragon Age II, Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare also has smaller irons in the fire. And quite a few by the sounds of it.

Speaking during his keynote presentation at the Develop Conference today (via), co-founder Greg Zeschuk revealed the studio is all about branching out to new platforms and trying out new ideas.

“We explored lots of different kinds of games. We did some Facebook stuff. We did an iPhone game for Mass Effect. It wasn’t the best one – people point that out to us. We learned the hard way. The learning there was you have to iterate. The team went back and made some more games that we never released that were way better.”

There are also “smaller MMO type games” in the works across the group, he says, further adding: “We want to expand because, you look at what kids are playing on. Kids are playing on iPhones and iPads. The 3DS looks pretty amazing. All these platform options, we want to be touching on all those.”

All the ‘aggressive exploring’ aside, however, BioWare “is still going to do the giant stuff,” Zeschuk assures.