Bioware/Victory Games C&C: Generals 2

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Dutch Ghost, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hello all,

    Recently Bioware announced that it was working on a new game that was not part of any established franchise of theirs and possibly the start of a whole new one.

    Speculation of course started when people heard that.
    As Bioware has a trend of making games based on popular genres and well stereotypes at the moment; generic fantasy in Dragon Age, and generic science fiction/space opera like Star Wars and Star Trek in mass Effect, its pretty much assumed that the new franchise will probably take its inspirations from something that is also popular right now.

    My own bet to be honest was cyberpunk as that got a revitalization with Deus Ex Human Revolution.

    A screenshot is now released of Bioware's new game, its probably also on other game sites but I found this one on a Dutch site called Inside gamer.

    Can be wrong of course but I think Bioware's new game might be PA based, using elements of Mad Max like ridiculous armed cars.

    Other possibility could be some kind of game in Africa (its quite possible we are looking at guerrillas here with modified trucks).

    Or possibly some kind of Borderlands/Rage like game. (which would make it PA again, or PA/science fiction)
  2. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    A postapocalyptic setting is, where the money is, so ofcourse they're going down that road - even though to me it looks rather like a game set in the middle east (remember they want to get the CoD crowd aswell).

    This picture looks rather like a concept art screen, not an actual ingame screenshot.

    In any case, it's BioWare, so I am not even remotely interested.
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    That image is watermarked Game Informer, dude. Can you guess where it's from?

    PA was my first guess too, or a desert-based adventure game.

    As far as I it's a spinoff studio making it too so like you'd expect after the EA purchase. People are going to fall for this "BioWare title" hook line and sinker even if no BioWare people are involved, which is well possible, as well as it for being an FPS/TPS with RPG elements. I'd be surprised if it's a real, solid new BioWare RPG franchise.
  4. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    What has CoD to do with the middle east?

    Pretty sure it's some post-apocalyptic stuff. The image itself looks rather generic to me. Could be from Rage too, or a desert racer game, somehow. I have big doubts about this getting more rpg elements than maybe a few stats and skill upgrades.
  5. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    There are lots of "kool missions in some sand country lol where I can shewt some terrorist guys with turbans, suicide bombers'n shit while fighting with modern army equipment lol" missions in Call of Duty or other games copying exactly the same setting - because it has a huge audience of people wanting exactly that.

    Not sure what's so hard to grasp there.
  6. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Truth be told, I really didn't take notice of the watermark, I just linked it from the last place where I saw it.

    Hmm, a Desert adventure might be nice, something like a spy or political game?

    So this is made by a complete different studio, I really did not know that.
    Guess I fell for the 'overhead name' mistake again; a minor studio releasing something through a larger well known studio.
  7. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    I played the last two CoD games and I don't remember anything of that.
  8. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Bioware is like 4 studios right now. Edmonton is the ''traditional'' one and has made everything from Baldur's Gate to the single-player of ME3. Montréal makes the multiplayer of ME3. Bioware Mythic makes that Warhammer MMORPG, and there's a fourth studio I don't recall, they must make this new game/franchise/whatisit. I doubt it will come from Bioware Edmonton, they still have ME3 and it's DLCs to cook up (albeit Montréal made the Arrival DLC, so maybe the job is theirs from now on, I hope not it was easily the worst of the lot).

    EDIT: Also, can this ''we want the Call of Duty audience'' thing die already? Of course they do, everyone does. it's the biggest franchise of all time. Setting a game in a desert doesn't mean they are copying CoD. It's not like Mass Effect went first-person shooter with you killing Russians nuking/invading the US either.
  9. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009

  10. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jan 16, 2009
    I think you are referring to Bioware Austin. However, this part of Bioware is responsible for the Star Wars MMO so there may be a fifth Bioware studio?
  11. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 12, 2010

    Wait....what? Still speculation, but it still looks dreadful. May Bioware, at least prepare before hand, ample amounts of lube.
    That's some crazy work around wording there.
  12. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    This screenshot makes me think this game is going to automatically suck.
  13. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 30, 2009
    That's funny, I had the same reaction with your avatar
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well I guess Biowhare is serious monkey business today.

    Cant say I have been really interested in any Bio game for the last 5 years or so. I mean not really bad games. But rather generic.
  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Guest

    The first Dragon Age was good, but they lost me with the sequel. Seemed more like an Adventure game instead of a RPG.
  16. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 12, 2011
    Bioware are making a new franchise? The real question is, are there romance options in the game?
  17. Muskeato

    Muskeato First time out of the vault

    Dec 10, 2011
    Looks like Borderlands with a different art style to me. Besides that, after Dragon Age 2 I'm reluctant to by anything from Bioware ever again.

    EDIT - I was meaning the pic in the OP.
  18. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Not a native English speaker remember?
  19. coliphorbs

    coliphorbs Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 2, 2008
    There was nothing wrong with the phrasing. He pointed out that you made it sound like it could still be part of some franchise -- just not their own (Bioware's).
  20. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 12, 2010
    It has been confirmed as Command and Conquer Generals 2.

    It's tricky wording that is supposed to generate hype as all new material. However it's just a new franchise for Bioware. They imply something new, when it's just another rehashing franchise.