BioWare (Company)

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BioWare develops high-quality console, PC, and online role-playing games focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters, and vast worlds to discover.

Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate™, Neverwinter Nights™, Star Wars ™: Knights of the Old Republic™, Jade Empire™, Mass Effect™, and Dragon Age™.

BioWare operates in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec, Canada), and Austin (Texas, United States). In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher.

After the retirement of the two remaining BioWare co-founders, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, Matthew Bromberg became the current group general manager of the BioWare label.

The BioWare group consists of following studios:

BioWare Edmonton
The original BioWare studio, it is responsible for most of the games released under the BioWare label, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and the ongoing Dragon Age series and the original Mass Effect trilogy.

BioWare Montreal
Formed in March 2009 to assist the Edmonton studio as necessary. Lead the development of DLC for the Mass Effect series as well as Mass Effect: Andromeda.

BioWare Austin
Formed in March 2006 specifically to develop Star Wars: The Old Republic (with assistance from BioWare Edmonton). BioWare Austin later began working on a new IP called Shadow Realms, but production was shelved in February 2015 in order to focus on the continuing production of Dragon Age: Inquisition and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Parent company:
Electronic Arts

Release Date
Mass Effect 3: Citadel
March 5th, 2013 (7 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Xbox 360
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows Of Amn
September 21st, 2000 (19 years ago)
Mac / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Mass Effect 2
January 26th, 2010 (10 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Xbox 360
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
July 15th, 2003 (16 years ago)
Mac / Android / iOS / Xbox / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
December 2nd, 2003 (16 years ago)
Mac / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Baldur's Gate
December 21st, 1998 (21 years ago)
iOS / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Mass Effect
November 20th, 2007 (12 years ago)
PlayStation Network / PlayStation 3 / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Xbox 360
Mass Effect 3
March 6th, 2012 (8 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Xbox 360 / Wii U
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser
September 8th, 2015 (4 years ago)
PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Release Date
Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky
March 11th, 2008 (11 years ago)
PC (Microsoft Windows) / Xbox 360
Dragon Age: Origins - Darkspawn Chronicles
May 18th, 2010 (9 years ago)
PC (Microsoft Windows)
Dragon Age: Origins - Return to Ostagar
January 29th, 2010 (10 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / Mac / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Xbox 360

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