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BioWare Doesn't Want Next Mass Effect to be Called Mass Effect 4
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8528 posts
According to recent comments on BioWare's official Mass Effect forums (via NeoGAF), the director of BioWare Montreal, Yanick Roy, has revealed that the studio doesn't want people calling their next title Mass Effect 4. Roy states that "thinking of the next Mass Effect game as Mass Effect 4 would imply a certain linearity, a straight evolution of the gameplay and story of the first three games."

While it isn't clear what kind of timeline or story the next Mass Effect title will be based on, Roy has confirmed that it won't necessarily be a straight prequel or sequel. The director also detailed that while it won't be based on the current storyline, the previous three games will be recognised but likely won't be the main focus. He also reassured players that what makes Mass Effect "is indead the alien races, the technology, the lore, history, etc. You can safely expect those in the next Mass Effect."

Currently no date has been set yet for the next Mass Effect title, however Roy did reveal that while a Mass Effect MMO isn't impossible, it is not the currently in-development title.
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deadlyf
Queensland
2944 posts
"is indead the alien races, the technology, the lore, history, etc. You can safely expect those in the next Mass Effect."
You mean the alien races that mostly only have rumours of more than one gender and those that do have more than one gender look suspiciously exactly the same.

They really need to step up their game technology because the tiny, restrictive map areas and lack of character that their game world allows is getting beyond dated. Let us jump for f*** sake. They need to develop a game engine that lives up to their ambition because it's seriously holding them back.

Also, while I love Biowares storytelling, if this game is a prequel then I'm pretty much not interested. That the previous games will be recognised is a hopeful statement though, hopefully that rules out prequel.
12:58pm 08/02/13 Permalink
dazzalus
Perth, Western Australia
17 posts
Mass Effect Fwor?
01:01pm 08/02/13 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5676 posts
They're still thinking of cool tagline like Mass Effect: Vengeance, Mass Effect: Redux, Mass Effect: Citadel City Stories
01:33pm 08/02/13 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13323 posts
Mass Effect: Effectively Massive.
01:59pm 08/02/13 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
301 posts
Mass Effect: Electric Boogaloo
02:39pm 08/02/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3736 posts
the new mass effect?

mass effect 3gs?

mass effect, The Phantom Menace
03:09pm 08/02/13 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
532 posts
"Mass Effect : Because our investors REALLY need that third yacht, and you're all stupid enough to help pay for it"

Calling it now.
04:38pm 08/02/13 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1201 posts
the new mass effect?mass effect 3gs?mass effect, The Phantom Menace

Lol'd heavily
04:39pm 08/02/13 Permalink
ZeeDoktor
Toowoomba, Queensland
60 posts
Mass Effect: Look at all our butt hurt ex-fans whine. Obviously EA is milking, but that happens with everything they publish. At least with the Mass Effect universe being as expansive as it is it's a legitimate excuse to make more.
05:27pm 08/02/13 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
1306 posts
Mass Effect trilogy was good.
Some sheeps following the hate herd it seems
05:29pm 08/02/13 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
1117 posts
Mass Effect: Can't write an ending for s*** Edition.

I would like to see a ME game about one of the merc factions or Human colonists on some backwater planet. I want to see a smaller story and something less far reaching then saving the galaxy.
06:07pm 08/02/13 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4892 posts
Mass effect: Black ops.

They dont want it to be called 4, for the same reason they don't call it COD 10.
06:33pm 08/02/13 Permalink
qmass
Queensland
10511 posts
The hilarious thing about this story is that the community manager initially made comments about the next game and then the dev had to clarify.

Normally its the other way around right?
07:26pm 08/02/13 Permalink
Infidel
Netherlands
4025 posts
never greazy, these social media people are useless
08:41pm 08/02/13 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
9874 posts
okay - so it's called 'oh hey guys we f***ed the franchise on that last title'


11:03pm 08/02/13 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
3085 posts
They dont want it to be called 4, for the same reason they don't call it COD 10.

QFT
11:08pm 08/02/13 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
6254 posts
Mass Effect: I'm commander Shepard and this is the best shop on the citadel
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