BioWare and Mass Effect series Executive Producer Casey Hudson said, while commemorating N7 day today, the reason they are continuing with the Mass Effect franchise even though the Shepard story line is complete.
To milk it of course.
they're doing it to make money...believe it or not it's all about money!!!!!
So what if a company makes money and at the same time it puts a smile on people's faces who get to play their games. That's exactly how the world should work
[email protected]: I'm all for new ME, especially after Shepard story, but ME3 was far from putting a smile on my face, hence some uncertainty here.
Don't mind if I do.
I agree it's to milk it for all it's worth. The fact that the EA logo now shows up on all Bioware games removes any doubt from my mind. I remember the old Bioware. They constantly moved on creating new IPs just as great as the games that Bioware fans were wanting remakes for. They hardly ever made remakes (passed them onto other devs like Obsidian for remakes). They constantly challenged themselves with new IPs. Since EA merger thing we are now on Mass Effect 4 and Dragon Age III. GREAT GAMES but the old Bioware is long gone.....
I'd say more because ME3 players (including me) were pretty disappointed at the ending and how it was done. The add-on content for a different ending made it a bit better, but it was still just bittersweet.
Money. (Let's see how many of us can state the obvious)
My money's on money. Think I'll be on the money?
crystal ball says - $$$$$$ is the reason
Well, Im glad they didn't continue Shepards story. of course reference our choices in the new storyline but we should be put in a new character, a new setting, a new crisis.
I think they are making it for artistic rea...hahahahaha. I couldn't do it. They are doing it because EA said so as it wants sacks of easy money.
Because the universe is fantastic and anyone who gives a shit will want more of it, milking or not. The same thing happened to Star Wars.
Because Bioware hasn't destroyed their games enough... DA3 is turning out to be nothing they promised (of course) and ME4 is gonna be crap too unfortunately. No one left at Bioware has talent, all those people left
To everyone saying $$$ - you are correct, but that is why every game is made by large publishers/developers. Do you think they are charitable organizations who make games just for gamers to enjoy with no hope of making any money? The same could be said then about every employee of every company in the world. Why are you working? Answer: to make money! How dare you try to earn a living! you should be working for free you money grubbing sell-outs! Just trying to make a point is all :)
+Well said. It's not like COD or anything... yet.. god I hope they never sink that low! They need to regain their passion though, or maybe remember what made their games great in the first place. Let's see what they do on the next-gen consoles before we bash 'em too hard. If they just put a pretty paint-job on the same formula, then we can grab the pitchforks and torches.
I disagree. Money is a factor in any production - the producer creates the product and trades it for money. However, it is not the only factor often, nor is it always the primary factor. I do not work the job I do primarily for money, for instance. In the case of the games industry, there are many games that are not made primarily for money. They might be made because the developer has a passion for a particular story and wants to share that with an audience. In that respect, the creative process resembles the writing of a novel. So in a sense you are right to say (a) that we shouldn't criticize companies for seeking profit, and (b) that money is a desired goal of any productive exchange. But so far as I understand it, those of us saying $$$ are criticizing the primary role money is taking in this. We do this because by pursuing money above all else, they are sure to produce a product that is inferior to their previous products. We want a product that is the result of a passionate creative process, something the creators have time and resources enough to craft. We will then reward that with a purchase, if we like the series already. Skyrim is perhaps one of the best examples of this sort of product.
I agree 100% with you assessment, but I was referring to large developers which are likely controlled by even larger publishers who only judge a product on it's potential profit. Many developers, indies in particular, often create games as an expression of their creativity and desire to build something unique and money is not the driving factor. In this case with ME4, we are talking Activision as the Publisher so money is the primary concern, which in turn has a say in the design of the game to appeal to the largest audience - which isn't always a good thing. Sorry if I offended you or applied a vast generalization to all developers as it was not my intent. Thanks for you reply.
@ Alethian You get an even bigger +Well Said. lol @cervantes99 here's another +too I'm a glutton for articulated comments, color me a sucker.. OT: Everybody actually creating these games has some form of passion for this stuff, I'm not saying they aren't in it for real. It's when they've got contracts with big publishers that..ulterior motives, for lack of better word.. come into play. Once the big-wigs smell money, it's like blood in the water. This doesn't happen all the time, but you can't deny it when you see this occasionally. Back OT: Honestly, I love this universe and I'm definitely gonna go and explore it some more. There're limitless stories to be told here, I just hope they aren't limited by other people calling the shots. That's what I'm really getting at here, games like this need to have time for the creative freedom to flow. Publishers need to get that get-back, so they come up with deadlines that are ridiculous and unproductive to the end product.
You didn't "offend" me. As an aside, I don't understand why so many people think disagreement implies offense. But I didn't realize you were restricting yourself to a particular group of companies. If that's the case, then you may or may not be right - I just don't know enough about the practices of the large game companies to know whether I agree with that. So I simply interpreted your as overgeneralizing. If that's not the case, then we stand in agreement.
Mass Effect 1 was amazing. Mass Effect 2 extended that amazingness. Mass Effect 3 was all about the money. It was all about the end and BioWare + MS screwed up bigtime because it was a trilogy and all three games where attached. The last game made the first two look bad. Why? Check out the gif.
ME3 was amazing until Shepherd entered the citadel at the very end. It was more about the writer being a pretentious dick than it being ruined by greed.
I'm glad the series is continuing, Mass Effect 3 ending aside, the games are still great and the universe is huge and there's a lot more to expand on beyond the Reapers. Star Wars and Star Trek are still continuing on, Why not Mass Effect? It's not all about Shepard.
Most people are happy that there are sequels for Bioware games. I would be so happy if we were on Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) IV right now. What you don't realize is that traditionally Bioware was a company that hardly ever made sequels/remakes. They always challenged themselves and made something new. People wanted Balders gate to continue...Bioware made KOTOR. People wanted KOTOR to continue....Bioware made Jade Empire. People wanted Jade empire to continue....Bioware made Mass Effect. Then made Dragon age. While dragon age was release when part of EA it was in development before then. Mass Effect was a planned trilogy. People are upset because Bioware isn't moving onto new games which they always did before. That and less and less RPG elements are making their way into Biowares games. Not saying Bioware's games are bad. They are GREAT. Just Bioware isn't the same company that gave the EPIC status.
I don't really care if they are doing it for the money as long as the game is great
I'm happy with them making more, the Mass Effect universe is huge and has so much potential it would be a waste to leave it at that. They really have made an area where many potential stories can be made. Movies, games, comics or books as long as the quality is there and it expands the universe I am happy. Sure the ending to three was poor but that aside we have no idea where they are taking us next. I am going to miss the characters from that era but because of the universe I'm ok to meet and play more. I would like to see what my choices did to the universe though, but I don't think we will see that depth.
Bioware's Milkshake brings the boys to the yard.
I'm glad there doing another. Why wouldn't they do it? People want it and it makes money. Maybe coke should stop makeing sodas because it's been around to long. You guys want new ips but most of you don't even buy them. Games are like tv shows you don't end it after 3 episodes....unless it sucks and i know that know one here really thinks mass effect sucks because if it did you guys wouldn't bother posting. You will all pick it up day one but you all love to complain. You can disagree all you want it's a fact when it strikes 2mil.
I love me some Mass Effect, bring it on BioWare. Those that think it,s milking are welcome not to buy.
I dont mind the milking. Mass Effect universe has a lot to offer. Unlike the exact repeat copies that are CallaDoody, ME games are actually distinctly different and very fresh.
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