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What's next for RPGs? Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart and BioWare founder Ray Muzyka say it's asynchronous multiplayer

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During last week's D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) conference in Las Vegas, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart and ex-BioWare boss Ray Muzyka spoke about the possible next steps for the RPG genre. They suggested the biggest gain would arise from stronger social features and asynchronous multiplayer, which Urquhart compared to "putting the water cooler into the game."

Trent Oster suggests fan negativity may have proved "just too much" for Bioware doctors

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The outpouring of online negativity surrounding Mass Effect 3 and The Old Republic may have proved "just too much" for Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, who left Bioware and the games industry behind a couple of weeks ago.

That's the view of former Bioware man Trent Oster, speaking to Now Gamer about the doctors' exit. “The last time I met up with [Greg], I felt his exhaustion,” Oster said. "Punch out, eject, get the hell out", was my suggestions to him and it hit closer to the mark than I had realised. I also think the Mass Effect 3 fan reaction and the Old Republic fans negativity was just too much.”

New Mass Effect game, old Mass Effect DLC and all-new IP confirmed by BioWare

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BioWare have confirmed there is a new Mass Effect game in the works as well as a new IP "built from the bottom-up with all new gaming technology". The announcement comes via a new blogpost from BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn, in which he discusses the company's future following the departure of co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka.

BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk retire

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BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have announced their retirement from the company after a nearly 17-year run supervising some of the most well-known RPGs on the PC, including Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

Mass Effect 3 actors return to the studio for Extended Cut DLC

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Actors Tricia Helfer, Lance Henriksen and Raphael Sbarge - EDI, Admiral Hackett, and Kaidan Alenko, respectively - have all confirmed that they've been back in the studio recording new dialogue for Mass Effect 3's 'Extended Cut' DLC.

"I just did another session with [BioWare]", Henriksen told G4TV. "They were saying there's a little bit of a problem with the abruptness of the ending. So we did a whole series of things to add to the end of the game, to live up to the quality they've been doing."