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  • Mass Effect 2 is “darker, harder” than original

    BioWare boss Greg Zeschuk has likened Mass Effect 2 to Empire Strikes Back in terms of its place in the ME trilogy. Things are about to get nasty, yo. “Yeah we have definitely designed it in that fashion,” he told IGN AU. “If you recall, Empire Strikes Back was the darker chapter and that is […]

  • BioWare’s Greg Zeschuk says Dragon Age is “a very personalized experience”

    BioWare’s Greg Zeschuk has told Gamasutra that the biggest difference between Dragon Age: Origins and other RPGs, is that with Dragon Age, you have “a very personalized experience” right from the beginning. “Dragon Age is very much, right from the beginning, an intimate playthrough of who you are, where you came from, and the decisions […]

  • Mass Effect may end up being more than a trilogy

    Greg Zeschuk has told 360Zine that there is a slight chance Mass Effect may expand past the initial planned trilogy. “We’ve said Mass Effect is supposed to be a trilogy,” said Zeshuck. “So you’re going to see at least a third Mass Effect, and even more if everything goes well.” Zeschuk continued by saying that […]

  • BioWare: Activision’s PS3 threat is “silly”

    BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has labeled Activision’s threat of pulling support for the PlayStation 3 “silly”. Speaking to CVG, Zeschuk even says that Sony are starting to make the “right moves” with the PS3. “I don’t think it’s really fair to poke fun at Sony. Certainly the Wii’s been a massive success and Sony’s probably […]

  • BioWare: Dragon Age user content on consoles; it’s a massively-single-player RPG

    BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has said that because of the tool set included with the PC version of Dragon Age: Origins, he would like to see user created content from it carried over onto consoles. “We’ve a lot of DLC plans,” he told CVG (Via Joystiq). “There’s a slight difference on PC and console, because […]

  • BioWare says it has no regrets regarding Baldur’s Gate

    BioWare’s Greg Zeschuk has told Videogamer that since the company could not expand on characters in Baldur’s Gate, Dragon Age: Origins will be it’s spiritual successor. So, that’s why they keep saying that. “The things we miss more than anything else are some of the characters we created,” he said. “It’s frustrating – like Minsc […]

  • Mythic to help BioWare with The Old Republic

    Greg Zeschuk has revealed to Eurogamer that Mythic will help out with Star Wars: The Old Republic. This does not mean that BioWare will help with Warhammer Online, though. “Ray (Muzyka) and I (have) both played Warhammer, and actually I’ve still been playing it on and off for a while,” he told the site. “So […]

  • BioWare: It makes sense to have sex scenes in certain games

    BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk has said that the love making scene in Mass Effect was blown out of proportion in the media, and feels that it only makes sense to include such content when a mature relationship is part of the storyline. “I don’t think they need to have them, I think that in certain […]

  • Zeschuk on BioWare and Mythic – “We’re not merged at all”

    BioWare co-head Greg Zeschuk has told Eurogamer that BioWare and Mythic are still two different entities, despite being pulled together into one EA group under Ray Muzyka’s leadership. “There absolutely is still BioWare and Mythic, we’re not merged at all,” he said, speaking in London last week. “That’s kind of how it all works. Ray […]

  • BioWare’s Zeschuk: Videogames quickly growing out of dependence on violent gameplay

    Many of today’s best-selling videogames — from Gears of War to the latest hop ‘n’ bop based on a kids’ movie — are rooted in some form of violence. It’s the most tangible way of interacting with a videogame world, after all. BioWare’s Greg Zeschuk, however, believes the gaming industry’s at a decidedly nonviolent turning […]

  • Mythic staffers “shocked” at Jacobs’ departure

    Mythic staff are apparently reeling from the news that company boss Mark Jacobs has left the building. “People are shocked and in disbelief about Mark leaving,” a former employee told Massively. “But they’re also excited to be working with BioWare. I can’t even fathom Mark leaving a company he loved so much, it was his […]

  • Old Republic pricing will depend on MMO “standard,” says BioWare

    Star Wars: The Old Republic’s business model will depend on what’s considered to be the norm on other MMOs, BioWare’s told VG247, likely meaning the game will carry a subs model in the West. “The way we look at these things is, ‘What’s the standard at the time?’ Obviously we’re not quite done yet. We’ve […]

  • Dragon Age’s elves hate humans, aren’t “angelic,” says Muzyka

    Dragon Age: Origins isn’t just another generic fantasy RPG with Tolkein-style elves and humans, BioWare has told Gamsutra. “Elves in Lord of the Rings are very angelic,” said company boss Ray Muzyka. “Dragon Age flipped that convention on its head. Elves are not special — well, not to everybody. To themselves, maybe; but to humans, […]

  • Dragon Age DLC could last for two years

    BioWare boss Greg Zeschuk has told MTV that DLC for upcoming RPG Dragon Age: Origins may be spun out over as much as two years. “You have to remember that video game consumers are some of the smartest, most connected people on the planet,” he said, speaking at GDC. “You can’t trick them with anything, […]

  • BioWare – Dragon Age will “stand out more than a shooter will”

    BioWare boss Greg Zeschuk has told VG247 that RPG Dragon Age Origins has more chance of making an impact for the developer than an action title. “It will stand out more so than a shooter will,” he said, speaking at GDC last week. Zeschuk claimed the game, a fantasy affair due for release this year, […]

  • GDC: BioWare refuses to rule out Mass Effect 2 for PS3

    Looks like PS3 users may get their hands on Mass Effect 2 yet. Speaking with Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk during a demo of Dragon Age: Origins at GDC yesterday, we asked point blank if the was headed to the console or not. “We have announced Mass Effect 2 for PC and Xbox 360,” said […]

  • BioWare boss: The Old Republic melee combat will be “choreographed”

    BioWare chief Greg Zeschuk reckons traditional MMO combat – with those involved “swinging through each other” – wasn’t going to work for the newly announced Star Wars: The Old Republic, with the game needing a new, “choreographed” take on online fighting. “Without a doubt,” he told VG247 when asked if the game’s combat had been […]

  • BioWare boss details sample “rescue Leia” mission from The Old Republic

    LucasArts MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is the biggest game BioWare’s ever made. But what are you actually going to do in it? Company bosses Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk told us that you’re going to be rescuing princesses, in the name of holy God. Not actually in his name, but you know what […]

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic – The entire reveal presentation in video

    LucasArts passed over a video edit of the entire reveal presentation of BioWare MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic today, held in San Francisco last week. Watch it after the break. The movie is nearly 20 minutes long, and contains large sections of talk from BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, as well as […]

  • Jaffe, Molyneux, Zeschuk and Bleszinski on sex, violence, ratings and game design

    Great feature on parent information site WhatTheyPlay involving interviews with David Jaffe, Peter Molyneux, Greg Zeschuk and Cliff Bleszinski on the more contentious sides of gaming. The piece is broken down into section on sex, violence, ratings and game design and how each sees each subject, and there are some diamond quotes in there, as […]

  • BioWare bosses clam on Mass Effect, admit more DS plans, reveal 500-strong staff roster

    Speaking to VG247 at LucasArts in San Francisco yesterday, BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk said that the team behind freshly-revealed Star Wars MMO The Old Republic will be the biggest team in BioWare’s history, as well as confirming some future dev plans and a fairly startling figure regarding the size of the company […]

  • BioWare President won’t be drawn on a date as Star Wars MMO movie looks stunning

    Talking at the unveiling of the new Star Wars MMO in California, BioWare president, Greg Zeschuk, has said that “he really believes the game to be something special” but refuses to be drawn on a date for the project. The trailer we saw showed three or four different cities and bases, lava vistas, characters with […]

  • BioWare “talking about” more Mass Effect DLC

    Speaking to MTV, BioWare boss Greg Zeschuk has said that more DLC for sci-fi action-RPG Mass Effect is a distinct possibility. “We’re talking about that,” he said. “You know how we are. We’re always very circumspect until we can go ‘Aha! There it is!’ With everything we build now, we want to have this long-term […]

  • Dragon Age: “There is a console future for the franchise”

    BioWare boss Greg Zeschuk has given a cast iron indication that upcoming PC RPG Dragon Age is coming to consoles in some shape or form. Like, he says so. “Any time we undertake something we have a goal of creating franchises,” he said, speaking to MTV. “PC for now is what we’re focusing on, but […]

  • Greg Zeschuk: Wii provides “toy” experience

    Speaking to GameDaily, BioWare boss Greg Zeschuk has likened Wii’s offering to toys as opposed to “games”. “I think another, tangential view on that is those kinds of experiences are much more like a toy experience,” he said, speaking of the Nintendo machine. “They’re playing, together or not, but you’re not ‘gaming’ anymore. What’s different […]

  • GDC: Dragon Age is back to the “core BioWare experience”, says Zeschuk

    Bioware president Greg Zeschuk has said that the long awaited fantasy RPG Dragon Age will get back to BioWare’s traditional routes, invoking images of yesteryear classic Baldur’s Gate. “Dragon Age you can picture fitting back into the more core BioWare experience,” he said. “It’s fun for us to get back to fantasy. There’s a huge […]