“Mass Effect Will Return:” Teaser trailer sets a new (old) direction for the sequel | GeekComparison

Mass effect 4 trailer.

We knew it was coming, and now we have confirmation: a new one Mass effect game is in sight. It was announced with a teaser trailer during last night’s Game Awards broadcast.

What we have is a short trailer with no gameplay, but one that still clears up a few things about the direction of the series. The new game will be made by BioWare under the EA umbrella, and the main revelations are that it appears to be set in the same galaxy as the original trilogy of games. Mass effect 3and it appears to feature at least one recurring character (Liara T’Soni).

As for what the gameplay is like or where the story goes from here, it’s anyone’s guess. We don’t want to spoil anything here, but each of the Mass effect 3 endings left the game’s setting unrecognizable compared to what it looked like over the course of the trilogy – hence BioWare’s decision to set up the poorly received follow-up Mass Effect: Andromeda in an entirely different galaxy with a new cast of characters.

It’s not clear from the new trailer which of the Mass effect 3 endings ended up canon (given the scope of the differences in some endings, it seems unlikely the player will be able to import or choose saves), but in any case the trailer suggests that much of the galaxy is in ruins.

It’s worth noting that several key creative team members are responsible for the original Mass effect trilogy have moved from BioWare, which has had a rocky track record to say the least. However, a select few returned for this project, according to tweets from project director Mike Gambleincluding Narrative Designer Dusty Everman, Art Director Derek Watts and Cinematics Director Parrish Lay.

Regardless of the composition of both new and old members, the team creates the new Mass effect game has a tough challenge ahead given both the uncertain ending of Mass effect 3 and the harsh reaction to that game’s conclusion, which was a flashpoint in the ongoing conversation about the ongoing problems of online toxicity and developer harassment in the game industry and reportedly a major factor in BioWare’s original founders turning the industry around. left.

The trailer did not reveal a release date for the game or which platforms it will arrive on. It didn’t even give the game a name yet, so we’ll probably wait a while for more information.

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