As noticed on the Resetera forums (opens in new tab), Eidos-Montréal’s govt narrative director Mary DeMarle has joined BioWare as a senior narrative director. DeMarle was most not too long ago accountable for creating the story and main the writing workforce on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which had such glorious back-and-forth patter between its solid we declared it the new king of party banter. Earlier than that, DeMarle oversaw all issues Deus Ex, having been lead author and narrative designer on Deus Ex: Human Revolution earlier than turning into narrative director for the complete franchise.
In case you have been holding out for a direct continuation of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided by the identical workforce following Embracer Group’s acquisition of Eidos-Montréal, it is perhaps time to let that dream go. Remakes of the unique video games could be the first step in Embracer’s plans anyway.
DeMarle’s different writing credit embody Homeworld 2 and each Myst 3: Exile and Myst 4: Revelation, but it surely’s her work on Guardians of the Galaxy that appears most related to her new place at BioWare. Whereas the plot of Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is hopefully pretty strong at this level, simply 5 months in the past BioWare was advertizing for a Narrative Director – Mass Effect position (opens in new tab), on the lookout for somebody to “Companion with the core management to ascertain the narrative, branching gameplay, and character imaginative and prescient.”
Whereas we do not have a launch date for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf but, we do know the next Mass Effect is even additional off. Although a story director must reply to a artistic director, there’s nonetheless loads of time for DeMarle to make a mark on BioWare’s sci-fi sequel. And people deep-and-meaningful chats between missions in Guardians of the Galaxy certain have been paying homage to Mass Impact at its greatest, bouncing between witty repartee and a few surprisingly shifting moments of bonding as they did.