A number of Tweets from developer BioWare have suggested its next game will be set on Earth. It's not yet clear if the game will be set in the Mass Effect universe.
in the vein of Fallout, possibly sans post-apocalypse theme. Not ME. That's my guess.
^^^^that sounds likely
I'm leaning towards Alpha Protocol type espionage game (mostly out of hope). No way is it ME on Earth _unless_ it's a huge prequel storyline about Humans first interactions with the Alliance and is set many many years before the current ME timeline. I highly doubt it, though. I'm 95% certain it's a new IP.
why does it have to be a prequel ? The reapers are most likely to attack Earth at some point . And Bioware kept only showing the earth from afar for a reason
Has to be a prequel because of the armor and weapons used. They're more modern-day than space marine tech. If it wasn't, the armor and weapon would look vastly different, more like what we've seen in ME1 and 2.
It can't be a ME prequel, as that looks like the Incisor sniper rifle and the in-game description of that, says it's a new wave of model.
Just because it looks like a DLC sniper rifle from ME2, doesn't mean it is that. There are other games with rifles that look similar AND BioWare has a history of cross-pollinating their franchises (DA armor in ME2, for example). It just means he's using a sniper rifle that looks like one from another game, that's it.
yup. def not ME. pretty excited to see what it's about. good few weeks ahead to find out though =/
Did you play ME2? It's as close you can get to a "Shooter RPG" as you can get, a better description would be a shooter sprinkled with some RPG elements, it definitely was not a traditional RPG.
That weapon is the M29 Incisor Sniper Rifle from ME(2)... @Below Almost? It's exactly the same except for the coloring... :)
Yeah, it almost looks like it.
and the shape/contour and the length... It is definitely similar, but so are the majority of sniper rifles in games from future to current tech.
ME fps spin off
Its obvious that the reapers will most likely try and attack earth. In ME2 the collectors are actually going to attack earth, if you follow the story. The whole series is about humans place in the universe and it makes alot of sense that there will be parts on Earth in ME3. Not sure if the game they are talking about is ME3, but there is almost no doubt in my mind that shepard will visit earth in ME3. In me 1 you go to the moon, so why not go to the earth in ME3? The reapers were interested in humans, and other human like species, so of course they will be interested in EARTH.
i hope its 360/PC exclusive
really doubt its exclusive to any platform since its from Bioware/EA....
Bout damn time. I always wanted to land on earth in the games.
I'd like another one...I'm just not a big Bioware fan. I feel like even Mass Effect 2 was slow. I don't want "unnecessary" missions.
That's almost half of most RPGs, and they're called side quests.
A shame, Bioware have given out nothing but top quality games this gen....actually looking at there record before this gen it seems they gave out nothiing but top quality games before aswell
I'd like my "side quests" to have stories in them. I like Bethesda. I like Nomura's games. I like Level 5.
The side missions in ME2 did have their own story branches...
ME2 actually didn't do a bad job with side quests having a story. Most side quests were ways of expanding on the background of your mates, something they didn't do enough of in the first game, IMHO. Most complaints about ME2 were the removal of traditional RPG standards (die rolls, equipment finding, exploration, etc.) and replacing them with more typical shooter standards (limited weapons that you upgrade, no die rolls/only player skill based not character skill to determine success, linear design and gameplay elements in the areas that you explore, etc.).
... That nobody has noticed that the sniper rifle he is holding is an M-29 Incisor from Mass Effect 2 DLC. This is Mass Effect, not another project.
Hey I saw that too! Look above :D
Good eye Bub+ for you(Helpful)
on my ps3....
As well as 360 and PC users, fun for all!
Haha, your seriously lucky Me2 is coming to Ps3, it's not as much of an RPG as the first but it's better than the first imo.
It wouldn't be surprising if you went to earth at some point in the game (the collectors were specifically targeting humans in ME2) but I doubt it would be the only place you'd visit.
a real rpg for pc and whatever action rpg you want for console, I want old school, tactical, dual classing, rest in the inn to heal, alignment shifting fucking rpg goodness, fuck your lame ass mass effect 2, that game is a high school in space popularity contest and was LAME AND BORING!! mass effect 1 -8.5 mass effect 2 - 7.0 (tied with alpha protocaol...lol...thats a bit harsh, alpha protocol gets a 6.0) Dragon age- was a 7.7 at best
Maybe it takes place during the first contact war between the humans and the Turians? I'm betting Mass Effect spinoff
Its a brilliant series i dont care if its set on uranus.
It looks like A Bioware RPG take on Modern warfare... Amazing. This is by far my favorite developer!
Please tell me that I'm not the only one that saw the words "look closer" in the last frame of the video? I'm watching it on my iPhone and I caught that. Anyways I don't care what it is if it is made by the main (me, me2 guys) team I'm buying it.
On earth... during an ICE AGE! That would totally fit into a mass effect game.
It's not mass effect. Setting, art style, design is all different. If you look in the picture, what he looks down upon is a fortified settlement of some sort. It has a castlewall, type structure, a bridge and a river running by. Guessing it's going to be some kind of... gritty, future ish (near future, focusing on the collapse of a dystopian society is my guess) shooter. Maybe real time but with heavy RPG elements.
Every reporter who says this next game is Mass Effect is straight up retarded. EVERY SINGLE ONE. This clearly isn't as Mass Effect game.
I loved the first ME game with all the RPG elements. They took them all out for ME2. Lets hope the 3rd is more like the first.
I want a new jade empire and a new kotor that isnt that mmo crap. I love every game they make so i might acually try the old republic. Bioware ftw.
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