Today, BioWare has announced that its 4-versus-1 role-playing game has been cancelled.
“We’ve made the decision to not move forward with development of Shadow Realms. We fully recognize that this news is disappointing to some of our fans, so I want to explain more behind this decision,” Jeff Hickman, General Manager of BioWare Austin said, “while the team did amazing work on the game concept and we got lots of great feedback from our fans at events and through other game testing, right now there are other projects for the team to work on within the BioWare studios for the coming year and beyond.”
He also went on to say that most of the team that was working on Shadow Realms has been shifted onto other upcoming projects, including the new Mass Effect game and other new IP. Some of the team has also been moved to continue work on Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Hickman concludes with “for all the people that registered for the Shadow Realms Closed Alpha, we’re working on a way to say thank you for signing up. To all those players that gave us feedback at Gamescom and PAX, and those that shared their thoughts and impressions in the past months, we thank you for being part of the conversation.”