EA’s Moore sings BioWare’s praises: studio has ‘done great’

By Dave Cook
22 August 2012 11:33 GMT

Mass Effect 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Dragon Age 2 have amounted to what has been a ‘great’ 18 months in the partnership between BioWare and EA, COO Peter Moore has explained.

In a Eurogamer interview, Moore was asked for his view on the past 12-18 months of BioWare’s performance, “You say the last 12-18 months, I think of three things: I think of Star Wars: The Old Republic, I think of what Mass Effect 3 has done and all of the offshoots we’ve done of that, and then a little bit further back Dragon Age. So from that perspective I think the studio has done great.”

Moore is pleased with BioWare, despite fan backlash at the direction of Dragon Age 2, the falling player numbers on The Old Republic and the Mass Effect 3 ending fiasco.

Speaking of the thorny issue of Mass Effect 3’s ending, Moore explained, “It’s been interesting with the whole ending thing. It’s a fascinating debate. More power to gamers. They have the outlets now. I always say, people are passionate about movies, people really like music, people are into their TV shows.”

“Nobody in entertainment has more passion and a bigger megaphone than gamers. And to their credit they put their hands up. A lot of them said, we’re not sure about this ending in Mass Effect 3.”

“So the team at BioWare, again, to their credit, said, all right, we’re going to stop a few things right now, the team’s going to go back and provide some DLC, no charge, to provide more context around what went on there. We delivered that recently.”

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