Bioware have released some new information on the next Mass Effect game and have mentioned the vague release window for the same.
They say that the game has been in development for just a few months so people should expect the game to come out sometime around 2014-2015. Now, you may be wondering that Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles are to be released soon, so what’s the point of releasing the game so late?
Maybe it has been made a next-gen game like Dragon Age 3? That’s the only explanation that seems logical here.
“Late 2014 to Mid 2015. I honestly can’t tell you an exact because full development on the game started a month or two ago. You’ll hear more about the new Mass Effect game [next year] in 2013,” Bioware’s Chris Priestly told Gamersyndrome.
Casey Hudson is also “very much involved in the new Mass Effect game.” He was the instrumental force behind the last three Mass Effect games so it’s nice to see him actively participating.
Bioware had also originally planned to put multiplayer in Mass Effect 2 but thought against it and it ended up in the third game of the series. Here’s some cancelled stuff they revealed in the interview.
“We had actually wanted to do multiplayer in Mass Effect 2. We started working on it and found out that it was just going to be too much, so we had to take it out of Mass Effect 2 and put it into [Mass Effect]3. As far as the style it had, like I said we wanted it to be different from other games,” Priestly said.
“It needed to have something that drew people into playing multiplayer over and over again. It had to be something that looked and felt like playing a mission in Mass Effect, except you had 3 other players from around the world with you. This style of multiplayer was something we wanted to do since Mass Effect 2.”
They also revealed that the original ending was a lot different than what they ended up with and they are proud of the decision and stand by it.
“Commander Shepard would go up and fight The Illusive Man who has been transformed by The Reapers. We scrapped that idea because way too many [games] have that as their ending, some final boss fight. Ultimately, we are proud of the finished products in the Mass Effect series and stand by them.”
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