Electronic Arts removes multiplayer mode from Dragon Age game in big pivot

The next Dragon Age is seen as critical to the future of BioWare after its last two games, Anthem and 2017’s Mass Effect Andromeda, were both critical flops. — AFP

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc has made a major pivot on the next game in the popular Dragon Age series, allowing the developers to remove all planned multiplayer components from the game, according to people familiar with the matter.

Dragon Age is a series of fantasy games from the EA-owned developer BioWare. The next Dragon Age, which doesn’t yet have an official title or release date, had previously been designed with a heavy multiplayer component, said the people, who asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak to the press. In recent months, it has transformed into a single-player-only game after EA was stung by a recent multiplayer flop.

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