Publisher Electronic Arts has confirmed that BioWare's 4v1 co-op RPG Shadow Realms has been cancelled, with the developer announcing the decision through the game's website earlier today.
Announced last year at Gamescom, Shadow Realms was an online RPG featuring four-player co-op against a single playable enemy who controls "every aspect of the game." It was slated to release solely on PC, and was planned to introduce "a constantly evolving BioWare world where modern meets fantasy."
"We've made the decision to not move forward with development of Shadow Realms," BioWare Austin general manager Jeff Hickman wrote on the game's website
. "We fully recognize that this news is disappointing to some of our fans, so I want to explain more behind this decision."
"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. We've got an incredibly talented team here at the Austin studio, and they are excited and already deep on new projects within the BioWare family, ones that will make some great BioWare games even better."
The studio's focus has now shifted to continued work on Dragon Age: Inquisition, the next Mass Effect title and other unannounced titles. Work will also continue on BioWare's MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.
"As every Star Wars fan knows, this is a massive year in the Star Wars universe," Hickman said. "We have some great plans for expanding this epic game this year, and look forward to sharing the news about those plans with our players in the coming weeks."