Gamereactor talked to EA's executive vice president at Gamescom.
It'd be interesting to see if EA could salvage this franchise
Ummm ok. They had 1 bad release. Pretty sure they can simply get the old team back on and be ok. Many series have had a bad game and they've lived. Mass Effect will be ok.
Finally someone touching the point !!! Mass Effect is one of my favorite franchises and yes i'm sad Andromeda was a mess but gosh... Beating down again and again how the franchise is dead, how everyone sucked etc etc... It's just so much negativity ! Hopefully it will rise and come back better, like AC Origins looks like
In many cases 1 bad release could be all it takes to massively damage a franchise. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/...
I mean that's nice but from what I've seen from stats is Mass Effect Andromeda still sold pretty well for Electronic Arts. They can always release another title as I'm doubtful they're going to throw away a multi-million series like Mass Effect. Especially considering the game was made by a team that never made a mass effect in the first place.
If they let the A-team studio work on it like they did the first trilogy, it can happen. Casey Hudson, one of the heads of the first ME trilogy, has said he wants to work on ME again. With Anthem coming down the pipe, depending on its success, I don't think we will be seeing another ME game for a while.
Agreed. I see EA very much putting the old team back on Mass Effect as suppose to that other brand new.....questionable team. lol
Sure, but it's not a matter of simply retrying, things would need to change first.
Takes about 4/5 years to make a ME game, plus they won't be talking about it seriously for years. I think ME fans should put the franchise to the back of their minds for a long time. I actually liked Andromeda, it just didn't have the strength and depth of othe ME games, but it did some great things other ME games didn't have.
IF EA can commit sufficient budget and assign their A team to the project. Hire a creative director with vision AND if EA leaves them alone to construct a kick-ass Mass Effect. Then sure, there is no reason not to go back. Otherwise let it die, as Suda 51 would say.
All I will say is, of the one million suggestions I could give, I don't want to spend so much time in menus... Thanks. I'm not saying this would work for ME per se, but I am recalling some of what Dead Space did with "in-game," menus, moving some of those aspects to a "live" non-traditional menu system was both effective and more immersive. For those who don't know, your on-screen character would actually bring up a holographic projection of things like inventory items and ammo, your mini-map, video/audio recordings, communications with other characters, et cetera that you could interact with on the fly in combat! Which made it easier in a sense and also more fun having to dodge enemies and whatnot while managing your stuff (something that could easily have been an annoyance if mishandled in the design, but I cannot recall having issue with it).
Prime example of a greedy company not getting enough money. I wish people would wake up and stop supporting this company
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