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Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

Old 06-09-14, 06:35 PM
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Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

Bioware shows off the next generation Mass Effect for the first time

The next Mass Effect is indeed in development and will be "taking you to a whole new region of space". Based on a few shots of the game, it looks as though a new galactic map will feature alongside revamped character models and new planetary environments. Nothing too eyebrow-raising, then.

The Bioware trailer also revealed that the team are working on an all new IP, although no concrete details were provided. Check out the footage below.

Last I read they don't really want this to be called Mass Effect 4 (it may not even reference the events of the previous trilogy. Whatever happens, I hope it's more along the lines of the first game in terms of the world and story.
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Old 06-09-14, 07:09 PM
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Mass Effect was not only my favorite game series of the last generation, but probably one of my favorite of all time. Really looking forward to a new one, but disappointed that it's probably a couple years away.

There was an interview on Spike where someone from Bioware kind of alluded that had a unique way to touch upon the history of the franchise that would make fans happy.
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Old 08-07-14, 05:04 PM
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re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

Casey Hudson who has been a part of Bioware for awhile and involved in all the Mass Effect games is leaving the company.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/0...aving-bioware/

http://blog.bioware.com/2014/08/07/c...rom-biowareea/
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Old 08-07-14, 05:23 PM
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re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

Prediction:

Mass Effect Trilogy HD for PS4, XB1 by Next Year.
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Prediction:

Mass Effect Trilogy HD for PS4, XB1 by Next Year.
prediction..even though I have played the three games combined 19 times across both the ps3 and xbox, getting 100% or platinum on all of the games...I will still pick this up.
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Prediction:

Mass Effect Trilogy HD for PS4, XB1 by Next Year.
Prediction : I grab it when it hits The Vault the following year. Then never finish any of the games. Again.
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Prediction: Mass Effect will still suck, and Mass Effect 3 will still have a terribly disappointing ending. Mass Effect 2 will still be perfect.
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Prediction: the Chicago Cubs win the series in a sweep over Miami.

edit: I misunderstood the assignment.
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Mass Effect never sucked
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Old 08-08-14, 10:58 AM
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Prediction: Mass Effect will still suck, and Mass Effect 3 will still have a terribly disappointing ending. Mass Effect 2 will still be perfect.
I've replayed Mass Effect two times. I've started Mass Effect 2 replays two times and never finished them.
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Originally Posted by mhg83 View Post
Prediction:

Mass Effect Trilogy HD for PS4, XB1 by Next Year.
Wasn't that already confirmed to be on the way?
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There was a preorder page on some foreign website that was taken down shortly after, but nothing was ever officially announced
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Prediction: Mass Effect will still suck, and Mass Effect 3 will still have a terribly disappointing ending. Mass Effect 2 will still be perfect.
I preferred ME to ME2. The world felt far richer and distinct. Everything felt homogenized from ME2 onward.
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Old 11-07-14, 02:11 PM
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Pictures of 2 new races homeworlds and looks like new citadel?
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"pictures"
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Old 11-07-14, 05:29 PM
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New Mass Effect will be written by Halo 4's writer

Can I put a clause in my contract that I can only be photographed with purple and blue lighting on either side of me, too? BioWare is introducing lead roles on its new Mass Effect project with nice, colorful studio photography and bios.

A lot of folks are familiar, in-house call ups. The creative director, Mac Walters, was the lead writer on Mass Effect 2 and 3. But there are some new folk, including newly announced lead writer Chris Schlerf, who secretly joined the company back in November of 2013, coming off of writing Halo 4.

Also added last year, Senior Development Director Chris Wynn has worked on Gears of War and more in his 15 year career.

http://www.destructoid.com/new-mass-...r-283582.phtml
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Old 11-08-14, 06:18 AM
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Here's hoping they map out the new series properly and it features non of the narrative missteps of the previous trilogy.
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It seems game info leaked via a survey of all things.



It sounds more like a soft reboot than an actual sequel.

The next Mass Effect game takes place in the Helius Cluster (a cluster of 100s of solar systems in the Andromeda Galaxy), far removed by time and space from Commander Shepard's heroic acts and the final events of the Mass Effect trilogy. You are a pathfinder, a combat trained but un-tested explorer leading an expedition into the Helius cluster to establish a new home for humanity. As you explore this sprawling series of solar systems (over 4x the size of Mass Effect 3), collecting resources and building colonies, you will encounter the savagery of untamed lands in the form of cut-throat outlaws and warring alien races. To survive and colonise the wild reaches of space, you will need to grow your arsenal, your ship, your crew and make strategic (and often uneasy) alliances to fight against increasingly menacing foes. Along the way, you will encounter the remains of a once powerful and mysterious alien race, the Remnant, whose forgotten technology holds the key to gaining power in this region of the galaxy. As you uncover who the Remnant were, and the mysteries their ruins contain, you are drawn into a violent race to find the source of their forgotten technology that will determine the fate of humanity.
More here.
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Am I the only one bothered by the lower case E in the thread title?
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Am I the only one bothered by the lower case E in the thread title?
No. No, you are not. It vexes me every time I see how I screwed up capitalizing the second word in the thread title.
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re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - 3/21/17

Didn't they say before that it would not be a sequel, but a reboot?
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I hope they scrap planet scanning!
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I hope they scrap planet scanning!
From the leak, it seems they did scrap planet scanning in favor of returning to planet exploration. I just hope we get fully realized worlds and not the lazy maps from ME1 where you rode that poorly handling Mako (though I did cheat and use it to climb near vertical mountains).

I also hope they bring back the abandoned Dark Matter subplot from ME2. That was originally going to play into the ending of ME3 until the folks at Bioware came up with a "better" idea.
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It's really pretty easy to create a sequel storyline to the Mass Effect trilogy, and maybe that's what they've done here.

Let's say during the Reaper War, the allied races secretly collaborated on a last-ditch effort to save the races of the galaxy should Commander Shepard fail: a colony ship sent to the Andromeda galaxy, populated by the Citadel races. This ship was so distant from the Milky Way that they were unaffected by the ending of Mass Effect 3. That way, you retain the technology and races and backstory of Mass Effect, but you also get to embark on a new story with new races as well.
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I wish it would be more like Dragon Age, with the size of the game and the more open-range locations, but with 3rd person shooting when running into enemies.
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