BioWare was once a herald of the indie video game scene before being bought out by EA in 2007. Now, in the brutally modern AAA marketplace, it remains a beacon for all those looking to sustain success while still sticking to your roots.
Dragon Age: Inquisition was the best game of 2014 in the eyes of many, mixing BioWare’s penchant for RPG mechanics and storytelling with massive maps and colorful environments powered by EA’s Frostbite 3 engine. Many lauded the game for being a true representation of BioWare’s talents on the AAA scene, and now we have confirmation from EA which puts it as the biggest and most successful launch of BioWare’s history.
EA did not mention any specifics in its financial presser, only that the record has been set.
EA itself did very well over the latter part of 2014, pulling in $153 million over its $1.275 billion projection. Overall, it closed out at a grand total of $1.428 billion in revenue.
With Dragon Age: Inquisition being such an enormous success, we can only sit back an wonder on what scale the new Mass Effect is going to perform. Any early predictions?