EA and BioWare announce Mass Effect Andromeda is in development at BioWare
Montreal as a follow-up to the action/RPG/shooter trilogy coming to Windows,
Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in time for the 2016 holidays. A
post on the BioWare Blog introducing the game and offering its
official E3 trailer,
which includes the following one-liner: "A new adventure awaits in the Mass
Effect universe. With stunning visuals and a new galaxy to discover, BioWare
delivers the next generation of space exploration." Here's word from the blog on
what's going on this time around:
While we aren’t ready to go into too many details just yet, as you saw in the
trailer and can tell by the name, this game is very much a new adventure, taking
place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy. You will
play a human, male or female, though that’s actually not the character you saw
in the trailer (more on that later). You’ll be exploring an all-new galaxy,
Andromeda, and piloting the new and improved Mako you saw. And through it all,
you will have a new team of adventurers to work with, learn from, fight
alongside of, and fall in love with.
We built this trailer in Frostbite™, our game engine, and it represents our
visual target for the final game. We are thrilled by what we’ve already been
able to achieve in bringing Mass Effect to Frostbite and by putting our entire
focus on PC and current gen consoles. With the time remaining in development,
we’re excited about the possibility to push things even more.
Ugh, I know Mass Effect is very soft scifi, but the trailer bothers the hell out of me. It presumably takes place hundreds of years after Mass Effect 3, during a time period where the races of our galaxy developed the technology for intergalactic travel (tech which even the Reapers did not have). Yet Hero McBadass still has the N7 logo centuries later and is still using an Omni Blade.