Shadow Realms News

BioWare cancels its four-on-one online RPG Shadow Realms

BioWare cancels its four-on-one online RPG Shadow Realms

So it can focus on The Old Republic instead.

Shadow Realms, the asymmetrical competitive online RPG from BioWare, has been cancelled.

This may come as something of a shock as Bertie played an early build of it as recently as August and had a pretty good time. Then again, maybe it's not that surprising as reports surfaced last month that the game was going to be retooled into a much bigger game that wouldn't be due until 2017.

Sadly, that's not to be the case.

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BioWare Austin unveils four-on-one online RPG Shadow Realms

BioWare Austin unveils four-on-one online RPG Shadow Realms

Modern fantasy setting, episodic storyline, PC next year.

BioWare has revealed an all-new game in development at its Austin studio: Shadow Realms, a novel online RPG with a modern fantasy setting. It's coming to PC in late 2015 - no other formats were mentioned.

It's an asymmetric multiplayer game, with four hero characters cooperating against a single player-controlled enemy, the Shadowlord, who has extensive powers to manipulate the game world.

Introducing the game at publisher EA's Gamescom presentation, studio manager Jeff Hickman described it as an attempt bring back the magic of pen-and-paper role-playing, with players collaborating to pit their wits against a human game master.

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