EA has officially confirmed it's merged BioWare Montreal with Motive Studios. “The teams in EA Worldwide Studios are packed with talent, and more than ever, we’re driving collaboration between studios on key projects," EA told IGN in a statement. "With multiple major projects in development in Montreal, we are merging BioWare Montreal with Motive Studios. This is an ongoing process, but there are many exciting roles and opportunities for everyone on the team." The merge comes after reports that the Mass Effect series was to be put on holdafter the underwhelming release of BioWare Montreal's Mass Effect: Andromeda, and that the studio would instead be focusing on BioWare's other titles. “BioWare continues its work on new titles – including the highly-anticipated game, Anthem," EA's statement continued. "What’s coming next for BioWare is very exciting, and we’re thrilled to have Casey Hudson returning to lead the studios in Edmonton and Austin.” EA Motive, headed by ex-Ubisoft exec Jade Raymond, is currently working on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and other unannounced projects.