Jamcie Kerbizz said:
Poll with its 'unbiased answers' set the tone but honestly, people voicing their negative opinion about the ending were rather calm and collected. Does it bother you it didn't get wishy-washy but remains stark after 6 years? If yes, hold onto your bottom because once Anthem flops and Bioware goes the way of the dodo it's then, when festival of blame and shame the fans begins. Save your ammo.
As per Jason Schreier's report, Bioware's expected lifespan = single year. EA already sharpened the axe and dug the hole right next to Visceral's and other prominent studios carcases' graves..
To be fair, at this point Bioware is not the studio that once gave us Baldur's Gate, KotOR, Jade Empire, Dragon Age: Origins or Mass Effect. The Bioware we are seeing now is a completely different studio in terms of management, employees and creative freedom with only the name and logo as pale reminders of what used to be. Shamus Young speculated that 'something' happened at Bioware after 2009, since that's when it becomes obvious that their games are following a different design structure, and whatever it was was also the beginning of the end for Bioware. The most likely thing is that EA began asserting more control, which then slowly bled Bioware of its' unique strengths until we got the company of today, which focuses mostly on curating a mediocre MMO and slowing down its' releases of new games (DA:I and ME:A being the only two games to come out of the three Bioware studios since 2012). No matter what happens to Anthem, it is likely that Bioware is effectively over as a development studio for the foreseeable future, as most of its' resources will be going into curating ToR and Anthem even if Bioware survives.