BioWare Tried A "Spy-Themed" RPG
Hmm...this could've been interesting.
You know BioWare for popular role-playing franchises like Mass Effect and Dragon Age. But did you know they were once working on a "James Bond meets Jason Bourne" spy-themed RPG? Bet not.
According to Eurogamer, former BioWare producer Trent Oster revealed that the project initially had the working title of "Agent," the same as Rockstar's previously announced PS3 exclusive (which has since disappeared). Oster claims the project was was supposed "to do the other half of GoldenEye:"
"He's a suave manipulator, he's a talented martial artist, he's a secret agent. We wanted to cross that 007 with Jason Bourne, where he's been modified in some way; you're not sure what, but he's definitely deadly."
The idea was to include a lot of "very high drama" and "intense scenes" but ultimately, Electronic Arts just didn't believe in the project. And unfortunately, when the publisher isn't behind it, according to Oster, "it doesn't matter how hard you struggle, you just can't make it happen." Too bad, too. It might've been awfully intriguing.
12/7/2012 12:20:47 AM John Shepard