Bioware: Next Mass Effect on "The Right Track"

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Bioware: Next Mass Effect on "The Right Track"

Bioware won't have anything to show from the new Mass Effect for "a while."

While Bioware is still be fairly mum on what exactly the new Mass Effect will be about, the developer hasn't been shy about telling gamers how good it will be. Back in July, for instance, cinematic director Ken Thain said that "fans will be really excited" when they play the game. Now, joining his praise, more voices from within the company have taken to Twitter to tell gamers how great the future game will be.

"Watching absolutely stunning work from [the Mass Effect] team," Tweeted community manager Jessica Merizan. "Such a passionate, talented group of devs." Aidan Scanlan, assistant director of design, expressed his own excitement over Twitter. "Just saw a early presentation for the next Mass Effect. Good thing you weren't here because you would have Lost... Your... Shit!"

Bioware Montreal director Yanick Roy was also on hand to share in his colleagues' enthusiasm. "The rest of BioWare finally got to get a first look at the next Mass Effect. Their reaction tells me we're on the right track!" Even so, he also affirmed that "it probably will still be a while before [Bioware] show anything publicly."

While there are probably plenty of people who would love to see whatever Bioware has to show off right now, it's hard to blame the company for wanting to take things slow and put its best foot forward. Mass Effect 3 as a whole was an excellent game, but many still left the experience feeling burned on account of its controversial ending. It's probably safe to assume Bioware wants to avoid a similar reaction with the next entry in the franchise. If that means the developers taking their time, then we say more power to them.

Source: GameSpot

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That's great, but is there any word what it's about? If it's a prequel I'm not sure I'd call that 'the right track'.

StewShearer:
"Just saw a early presentation for the next Mass Effect. Good thing you weren't here because you would have Lost... Your... Shit!"

It's good that the rest of the article is there to frame this statement, because if I had read this as a standalone tweet like many people will/did I'm sure the normal reaction is "So what you're telling me is that it's way worse than expected?"

can I "lost my shit" in 3 different colors? :P ... probably I will never going to overcome my hate for ME3 ending but I do love the franchise and I'm looking forward to the next game :)

I, for one, don't understand people who want to keep their shit.

So, it'll have at least one kind of tank in it, real exploration, meaningful sidequests, procedurally generated landscapes and multiple possible solutions to singular problems?

Great, because you guys cut all of those things from number three and that's why I'm probably not buying number 4.

Whilst we're at it, real money gambling, let's not be having any of that, although given EA's obsession with it (And it's appearance in Battlefield 4 of all things) I'm not holding much hope.

Weaver:
I, for one, don't understand people who want to keep their shit.

Wait until you've got diarrhea...

Weaver:
I, for one, don't understand people who want to keep their shit.

This made me laugh, so thanks :)

OK, my interest is peaked. Let's see what they have.

YOU.WILL.LOSE.YOUR.SHIT!!!!1!

and fling it at the screen and bioware HQ.

sorry but the last time i heard all that "you will lose x" praise from an developer was john romero with daikatana.

so keep it down bioware until you can show something to the public.

Aidan Scanlan, guess what? People already lost their shit with the last Mass Effect game, but not in the way you're probably thinking.

EA being EA, I'm sure "on the right track" means "free-to-play", "microtransactions", "mobile", and "DLC". That is, after all, what they've announced all future titles will entail.

Ishal:
People already lost their shit with the last Mass Effect game

I really did. I never felt that kind of rage because of a video game before. It took me a long time to get to the acceptance stage.

Never understood the massive hate over an ending like ME3 received. Looking forward to see what they do with the series from here on out.

There are few things my wallet cannot resist and one of em is some good quality Mass effect ;P

Ponyholder:
Never understood the massive hate over an ending like ME3 received. Looking forward to see what they do with the series from here on out.

Despite the loud minority, the community here voted Me3 game of the year. ;-)

That's exactly what they said for Mass Effect 3.

Biggest waste of $60.00 I ever spent.

Dendio:

Ponyholder:
Never understood the massive hate over an ending like ME3 received. Looking forward to see what they do with the series from here on out.

Despite the loud minority, the community here voted Me3 game of the year. ;-)

I think I'm just going to leave this here.

Pretty much sums up all I have to say in regards to the myth that the people who hated the ME3 endings are a "vocal minority"

http://youtu.be/gu731UtTFqo

Also, how does one add the spoilers tag on the forums?

Adam Jensen:

Ishal:
People already lost their shit with the last Mass Effect game

I really did. I never felt that kind of rage because of a video game before. It took me a long time to get to the acceptance stage.

It was the final part of a brutal three part train wreck. Choices matter, a huh. But I'm not going to rehash the old bioware hate.

I'll simply say this, with EA's hold over them. We'll get on disc DLC, micro transactions, and it'll be FTP.

At this point it'd be better for them to just make a new IP.

Please after ME3 I wouldn't believe bioware if they said good morning.

Hahaha, yeah, awesome my ass.

Mass Effect 3's ending (And overall "GAHH WHAT THE FUCK"ness) has completely turned me off to the series. I don't know what it is, but I can't even get myself to play ME1 or ME2 now (Games that until recently were on my top 5 favorite games ever); that's how badly I feel burned by ME3.

Unless Mass Effect 4 is actually a complete rewrite of Mass Effect 3 with a great ending, great writing and a personal apology in the shape of a bucket of cookies and a refund for ME3 I have little interest in what they want to do next.

Fuck you Bioware. (Or at least the team that does ME, Dragon Age can still be redeemed).

Saviordd1:
Hahaha, yeah, awesome my ass.

Mass Effect 3's ending (And overall "GAHH WHAT THE FUCK"ness) has completely turned me off to the series. I don't know what it is, but I can't even get myself to play ME1 or ME2 now (Games that until recently were on my top 5 favorite games ever); that's how badly I feel burned by ME3.

Unless Mass Effect 4 is actually a complete rewrite of Mass Effect 3 with a great ending, great writing and a personal apology in the shape of a bucket of cookies and a refund for ME3 I have little interest in what they want to do next.

Fuck you Bioware. (Or at least the team that does ME, Dragon Age can still be redeemed).

And still... Garrus?

OT: I think i'll reserve my excitement for when there's something tangible in front of me. Getting excited over a company's self-hype seems really weird, and borderline insane. It's not like they'd ever go out and say "Hey, guys we're gonna go back to square one because it turns out our project had become absolute shit and we couldn't bring ourselves to look at it anymore".

Ulquiorra4sama:
And still... Garrus?

Like I said, ME2 and ME1 were some of my favorite games, I haven't forgotten the good parts totally.

Plus I haven't found a suitable replacement avatar.

Ulquiorra4sama:
And still... Garrus?

He is the shining angel of the entire franchise. Thus he is an exception. Along with Mordin, Wrex, and Tali.

Dragonbums:
I think I'm just going to leave this here.

Pretty much sums up all I have to say in regards to the myth that the people who hated the ME3 endings are a "vocal minority"

http://youtu.be/gu731UtTFqo

Also, how does one add the spoilers tag on the forums?

The guy that made a huge video rant about how Citadel wasn't want the audience wanted right before it was released and it turned out to be EXACTLY what the audience wanted?

NO!!NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

I will only get exited and progressively exited for this game, one I play, finish, re-play and revisit Dragon Age Inquisition. Also, wooo Bioware.

Dragonbums:

Ulquiorra4sama:
And still... Garrus?

He is the shining angel of the entire franchise. Thus he is an exception. Along with Mordin, Wrex, and Tali.

Garrus is sort of like an... arch... angel >_>

I'll find the door myself.

I know I'm pointing out the obvious here, but... This game probably won't be very good.

I totally have faith that they'll write a great story and single player experience that I will love and cherish as I have the rest of the series...BUT WHAT'S UP WITH THE MULTIPLAYER?!?! Seriously, I played that mode for a year with my friends and loved every minute of the over 350 hours I dumped into it. I can't wait to see how they follow it up!

Hah, after the mess of ME3 (More problems than just the ending, picking up a side quest by running like a retard into people to "eavesdrop" on them to get it? Fucking lame) Also hated the direction since ME2 for a CoD/Gears cover shooter and a shitty attempt at "RPG" elements.

I'll take a look at ME4, but like all their games after DA:O/ME2, it'll be shit.

fix-the-spade:
So, it'll have at least one kind of tank in it, real exploration, meaningful sidequests, procedurally generated landscapes and multiple possible solutions to singular problems?

Great, because you guys cut all of those things from number three and that's why I'm probably not buying number 4.

Whilst we're at it, real money gambling, let's not be having any of that, although given EA's obsession with it (And it's appearance in Battlefield 4 of all things) I'm not holding much hope.

This a thousand times over. I have extremely low expectations for the future of Bioware in general with what seems to be EA running their franchisees into the ground.

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OT: I think ME needs to go smaller in scale. Maybe you're part of C-sec? Maybe a salarian STG on a vital intelligence gathering mission? No more directly saving all life, it will only cheapen the story.

But yeah, meaningful exploration and sidequests with multiple solutions to problems is exactly what it needs to be.

Before Mass Effect 3 was released, Casey Hudson said:

It's not even in any way like the traditional game endings, where you can say how many endings there are or whether you got ending A, B, or C.

Exactly the opposite of what Casey Hudson said turned out to be the case. There are plenty of other quotes like this, where devs claimed things about ME3 that they had to know were untrue, but I can't link you to the long compilation thread of them since Bioware deleted it from their forums (though I have a saved copy of it on my HDD). Anyway, so many promises were broken by the ME3 ending, and then protected under the aegis of "artistic integrity" (as opposed to the regular kind of integrity where you don't lie about your products), that I won't buy into the dev hype in this instance. I'll wait for user reviews of the next Mass Effect game to come out before I remotely consider buying it.

Yeah, I will hold for reviews etc, I liked ME3 but found the ending lacking. Not rage inducing, but I certainly felt cheated of what was promised.

Nice to see the team is excited for the project but I'm sure the team that made Hunted: the Demon's Forge got excited too so excuse me if I wait to hop on the hype train until I see the footage myself. And a release date. and a bunch of other things like game play and a plot hook.

I'm mostly skeptical cause I'm a little concerned ME will turn into Assassins Creed where I just don't care anymore. (Although Black Flag looks awesome.)

Bioware makes awesome claims to build hype without showing a single thing.

History? Repeating? Could very well be.

I'd say I'll wait to see the levels of tears on Steam forums after release as most sites lately just can't be trusted for honest reviews, but it'll no doubt be Origin exclusive so.. what are the Origin forums like?

You know, maybe back when ME3 was a recent thing I would be worried, but after seeing how Bioware is turning their ship around in DA:I I...actually have hope

is this what optimism feels like?

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