BioWare Working On Small-Scale MMO And Exploring Other Avenues

Coming out of the Brighton Develop Conference, BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk delivered his keynote this morning, during which he indicated that BioWare is currently working on a “small scale MMO” and exploring other avenues. Sounds like we may see BioWare branching out to Flash, browser and iPhone games.

“We’re obviously working on Star Wars: The Old Republic, a big MMO. But we’re working on smaller MMO type games across the group – things all over the space.

We explored lots of different kinds of games. We did some Facebook stuff. We did an iPhone game for Mass Effect. It wasn’t the best one – people point that out to us. We learned the hard way. The learning there was you have to iterate. The team went back and made some more games that we never released that were way better. Large scale MMOs. Small scale MMOs. We’re going to continue to do triple-A console, but we’re also going to be exploring pretty aggressively.”

After his presentation, Eurogamer asked Zeschuk to describe the kind of game the “small scale MMO” may turn out to be.

“It can be almost anything,” he said. “I used to play this game called O Game, by Gameforge. The galaxy is spinning away on some server and you’re just poking at it in HTML and moving space ships around. That’s an MMO. So it could be almost anything.”