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Bio Ware therefore became a unit of EA, but retained its own branding.
In 2007, Bio Ware released the science fiction role-playing game Mass Effect.
A publishing deal for Shattered Steel was eventually signed with Interplay Entertainment.
Brent Oster and Trent Oster left Bio Ware at that time to form Pyrotek Studios, which continued developing Shattered Steel but broke up a year later, with Trent returning to Bio Ware to finish the game.s release was described by IGN as a "modest success" with "decent sales".
However, in the final years of the project, the demands of development prompted Muzyka and Zeschuck to leave medicine and move into full-time development.
Two noteworthy points were the deformable terrain (player weapon damage caused craters in the environment) and zone damage (well-placed gunfire could shoot mounted weapons off enemies).
A sequel to Shattered Steel was planned for 1998 but never realized.
Bio Ware is a Canadian video game developer based in Edmonton, Alberta.
It was founded in May 1995 by newly graduated medical doctors Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, alongside Trent Oster, Brent Oster, Marcel Zeschuk and Augustine Yip.