The original IP BioWare is working on is a action-adventure that will launch in the next year, EA says.

As reported by Polygon, the publisher told investors this morning that the game, announced in 2014 with a conceptual screenshot, would release by the end of March 2018.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson called the game a genre-melding title that would disrupt the action genre, adding that it is "an action-adventure title, not an RPG".

Even so, it will feature typical BioWare narrative and character customisation, but in a new universe full of new characters, stories, and gameplay.

Over on the BioWare Blog, BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn said the project would bring players together in exciting new ways.

"In 2012, we began crafting a new universe full of new characters, stories, and gameplay," he wrote.

"Our ambition is simple: Draw upon 20+ years of development knowledge and lessons to create something fun and new for you to enjoy with your friends.

"There’s nothing quite as exciting as building a new IP from scratch, and it will be even more thrilling for us to share more with you in the future."

A proper reveal at EA Play this year seems likely.

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