Mass Effect Summary
I'm no Mass Effect expert, but the idea of November 7 being N7 day just seems like a silly coincidence to me. A bit like May 4 is for Star Wars. Either way, we've arrived at it once more, except this time it's the series' 10th-anniversary celebration.
Electronic Arts never really believed in the remastering of older games, re-releasing them in HD and adding improvements to make them more appealing for the modern era, with COO Peter Moore saying only last year that it "feels like pushing stuff out because you've run out of ideas”.
It looks like that's all about to change though, because according to Executive Vice President for EA Studios Patrick Soderlund, the publisher is actively looking into remastering some games, particularly for the Mass Effect trilogy.
The next Mass Effect has been named as Mass Effect Andromeda and is being released in Holiday 2016. This is being worked on byand will be a sequel to the original trilogy with Commander Shepard.
Teasing snaps of Mass Effect Andromeda were shown including a very fancy way to explore the new sections of the Milky Way we'll be travelling to. Sadly there's no solid gameplay or details yet.
There's more trouble only an Inquisition can solve on the way from, as creative director Mike Laidlaw confirms they're not moving on from Dragon Age: Inquisition yet. Sadly there'll be no Hero of Ferelden dropping by.
Our original Dragon Age character "will not be appearing" in the Inquisition in person. The Jaws of Hakkon was the first major new story content from BioWare and looked to the Avvar tribes.
It's pretty much a done deal that the new Mass Effect - whichstubbornly won't call Mass Effect '4' - will have an online multiplayer side of things. This is hardly surprising since Mass Effect 3 introduced a successful formula.
The multiplayer wasn't directly connected to Mass Effect 3's main campaign, although it could have a slight impact on 'readiness'. The same sort of online component cropped up in Dragon Age: Inquisition.