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BioWare Edmonton's GM Has Played Mass Effect 4, Calls it “Ambitious. Beautiful. Fresh”

Mass Effect 4 is one of the biggest yet-to-be-revealed games on the horizon for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. BioWare developers have taken to Twitter and other forms of social media to give fans snippets and peaks at the upcoming game. BioWare Edmonton General Manager Aaryn Flynn recently sat down with the title, and was highly impressed with what he played. (Mass Effect 4, PS4, Xbox One)

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Oh man I can't wait to see some footage for this. I hope there is a trailer at E3 next year. I am intrigued to see where the story is going. A next gen ME game will be very welcome. I love space opera science fiction.
bessy67  +   407d ago
I'm intrigued to see where they go with it. I don't really want a prequel but with the way ME3 ended a sequel could be...problematic. Whatever they decide to do I hope they include multiplayer since I absolutely loved the MP in ME3.
@bessy67: It may take a couple hundred to a thousand years in the future so who knows what is in store for us but I agree with you that a prequel isn't a good way to go about it. I'm excited for a fresh cast of characters too. I think it would be cool if the lead character wasn't affiliated with the military like Shepard was but maybe be more of a rogue character like Han Solo or Mal from Firefly with the crew consisting of a colorful cast aliens and humans from all over the galaxy but with a common goal in mind. This is very exciting for me.
Lucreto  +   407d ago
I don't want a prequel but if they do a Star Trek Voyager it might work. A group gets stuck in another galaxy after ME2 and before ME3 and a story on how they get back.

For me it covers everything.
Old favourite aliens,
New Aliens
Avoid the whole ME3 ending,
New Technology
BattleAxe  +   406d ago
This is definitely one of my most anticipated games.
This new generation of sci fi rpgs sound awsome!

Mass effect, Cyberpunk 2077, New Deus Ex snnounced..
I know man it is exciting. I am a huge fan of cyberpunk(the genre) and space opera science fiction. With the Witcher 3 looking the way it does I can't even imagine what Cyberpunk 2077 will look like. A living breathing city with a futuristic cyberpunk aesthetic will be incredible to explore.
DeadlyFire  +   406d ago
I do believe there is a couple more, but still very vague information on them so far.
theWB27  +   407d ago
Especially since they confirmed it has the same elements (conversation, RPG things) as the past 3 ME's. They should be able to pack a TON of content into these next games.
Oh absolutely. It should be a next gen game as well with high graphical fidelity with an amazing art aesthetic. I can't wait to see how the exploration works this time. I hope we get to do even more things when we explore. So excited.
JohnnyTower  +   407d ago
The bar is set astronomically high for this franchise. I cant wait to see what they bring to the table.
AndrewLB  +   406d ago
After the way they ruined the series with the last 30 minutes of ME3... all your choices meant nothing, stupid ABC ending, how we never had a real conversation with a Reaper other than in Mass Effect, and the stupid star child WTF?

The ending completely confirmed what one of the game writers told fans.. that Casey Hudson, under pressure to release by the Q1 to help boost market analyst numbers, sent all the writers home and finished the game himself along with a small team.

Gotta hit up my buddy who works at bioware for additional info.
krazykombatant  +   407d ago
PFFFFFFT. If Casey Hudson and his grubby little fingers have anything to do with this you can count on me to pass.

ME3 is still fresh and I still can't be bothered to support BioWare or anymore of their stupid lies. Those that want to buy the game go ahead. Just don't come whining back when non of the choices you make matter.
-Foxtrot  +   407d ago
Yeah Casey Hudson pretty much killed ME3

If they didn't put resources and money into a second studio to make the multiplayer during it's massive long delay and put it towards the original team or hire more people for the team so they could finish off a better ending AND how the Omega content included then maybe it could of been better but they didn't

Apparently Casey Hudson wrote the ending himself quickly and didn't even show the lead writer what he wrote
Blachek  +   406d ago
I found the multi player to be tremendously fun and addictive.
TransientDreamer  +   406d ago
Yanick Roy is in charge. Casey Hudson was recently assigned to work on one or multiple Star Wars projects.
DeadlyFire  +   406d ago
Expect a punch below the belt in the next Star Wars game story then. haha

This is noted, but now oh wait. Why would I play Battlefront for the story. I am not worried. Unless there is a new KOTOR/Mass Effect/DragonAge like Star Wars RPG at Bioware under wraps.
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mydyingparadiselost  +   407d ago
Bioware says next Bioware game is amazing.
Sam Fisher  +   407d ago
Thats sums it all up, bub+
patterson  +   407d ago
So looking forward to this!
Megaton  +   407d ago
Edit - Beaten
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CyrusLemont  +   407d ago
I hope its universe is enormous and explorable like ME1, but with more unique events occurring on planets. I loved getting out of the Mako on a barren planet and seeing the dust blaze across the screen while staring up into the sky and seeing close planets orbit with space rings superimposed. That sense of mystery and the unknown is what made me so captivated by the first game. I only stayed on board because I thought the RPG mechanics would get deeper, the worlds more explorable, it would introduce space battles, more loot and customisation. Unfortunately, it really felt Bioware took the franchise in the opposite direction.

Despite the disappointment they brought to me, I still have hope this might go the right way!
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Blachek  +   406d ago
If they developed a rare unique drop system, with a more customizable skill system while raising difficulty I probably wouldn't rush the story as much.
jay2  +   407d ago
We'll see it before E3
newflesh  +   407d ago
I want more sci fi AAA games set in space. Not just Mass Effect. I want to experience different approaches
Takwin  +   407d ago
Personally, I want truly open world with lots of RPG, exploration, and meaningful choices. I do not want any multiplayer, as I think online multiplayer has generally been detrimental for Bioware games (and makes me really wonder about Elder Scrolls).
GamersHeaven  +   406d ago
More Masseffect is always welcome
Rock_On_PS4  +   406d ago
The way Mass Effect 3 petered out in its second half and ended terribly with all your choices and decisions made in the first two games made absolutely no difference to the lame ending to Mass Effect 3. I am done with Mass Effect series.

Mass Effect 1 and 2 for me were 9 out of 10 games. Mass Effect 3 was only a 7 out of 10 game.
WitWolfy  +   406d ago
If Casey Hudson and Mark Walter's are behind the writing again then I'm so getting this second hand!
AndrewLB  +   406d ago
It's going to be based on the life and career of "Marauder Shields" and his life-long Obsession with taking down Shepard.

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ArabianKnight01  +   406d ago
bub up...funny.
purp13m0nk3y  +   406d ago
Agree that ME1 was by far the most entertaining and engaging of the trilogy. ME2 was a huge disappointed story wise. And ME3... well the fact that I could never be bothered even finishing it should speak volumes.

Hopeing for a complete change in direction with the next installment. More exploration and more of a proper RPG component would be awesome.
MilkMan  +   406d ago
Actually those words are not the words I was hoping to read. I wanted words like FANTASTIC, WONDROUS, STUPENDOUS, ASTONISHING, BREATHTAKING, ACTION PACKED, MEATY STORY, HEAVY RPG ELEMENTS.
From what I read sounds more like an experiment.
theshredded  +   406d ago
EA is trash avoid u sheep!
Tzuno  +   406d ago
Fresh? well expect at a different game than MS series.
MYSTERIO360  +   406d ago
I sure hope they dont rush things, they can take as long as they want for all i care i just hope their able to do a great job is all i care about
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