We had plenty of signs, but now it’s official: BioWare Montreal is no more.
The Canadian division of BioWare will soon be absorbed into Jade Raymond’s EA Motive Studios, the company that is currently working on Star Wars: Battlefront II as well as an unnamed new action-adventure project.
“With multiple major projects in development at Montreal, we are merging BioWare Montreal with Motive Studios,” reads a press statement from EA (via Destructoid). “This is an ongoing process, but there are many exciting roles and opportunities for everyone on the team.”
BioWare Montreal’s future has been rocky ever since the launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda. The company was forced to shelf plans for a sequel. That was followed by the entire series being put on hiatus, and it finally emerged that the company had no plans to support Andromeda itself with single-player DLC.
As for BioWare’s other studios, BioWare Edmonton is currently working on Anthem, while BioWare Austin continues to support Star Wars: The Old Republic.