Having trouble placing exactly what this canceled game is? Well, remember those confusing "you've been chosen" trailers from last year?
Shadow Realms was described as a "neverending" online action-RPG, announced just six months ago. It showed promise as BioWare's first original IP in years, but it's been cut mainly because the development team's got too many other things to work on. The announcement explains,
While the team did amazing work on the game concept and we got lots of great feedback from our fans at events and through other game testing, right now there are other projects for the team to work on within the BioWare studios for the coming year and beyond. We’ve got an incredibly talented team here at the Austin studio, and they are excited and already deep on new projects within the BioWare family, ones that will make some great BioWare games even better.
These include additional ongoing enhancements to the award-winning Dragon Age: Inquisition, as well as the next game in the Mass Effect series and other new IP.
Hopefully that other new IP they mention gives us something to look forward to.