The next Mass Effect video game is shroud in mystery
Fast forward to the present and it appears as if die-hard Mass Effect video game fans may be ready to give Bioware a second chance. Bioware, on the other hand, seems to be slow to reciprocate. It looks as if Bioware is taking its time to create, design, produce and ultimately deliver the next Mass Effect video game. To date, little is known about the next Mass Effect video game except there will be a whole new set of video game characters which will exclude Commander Shepard.
Bioware has announced they will be taking it slow on the Next Mass Effect to bring a good, quality video game to you, the video game player, instead of rushing to develop another video game. The company has also been relatively quiet about the storyline, the characters, type of characters, i.e., aliens, astronauts, etc. The two facts known about the next Mass Effect video game is that it will not be called Mass Effect 4 and that Commander Shepard will not be featured anywhere at all in the game. However, the location of the video game story as well as the action will be set in the same Mass Effect universe from the previous video games in the series.
Commander Shepard will not not make an appearance in the Next Mass Effect video game.
Just how slow is Bioware taking to make the next Mass Effect game? The answer is "very slow." Progress is being made -- but it is being done at a relatively slow pace. A few days ago, it was reported there were new graphics created for the next Mass Effect video game by developers within the span of about five hours. Of course we were not privy to look at these creations which could be due to a number of reasons. One of the main reasons I think Bioware is hush-hush about the next Mass Effect video game is they are taking their time to search for or create a story that will resonate as favorable with video game players as the former Mass Effect video game did -- sans the poor endings.
Until a name is revealed for the next Mass Effect, Bioware appears to not mind in the meantime, if the upcoming video game is called the next Mass Effect -- just do not call it Mass Effect 4. According to Bioware Chief Yanick Roy -- calling the new game Mass Effect 4 would be a disservice, since the Mass Effect triology is complete, and a new story will emerge. In other words, it would be misleading to name the next video game, Mass Effect 4 when it will not be a sequel for the previous video game.
Commander Shepard will go; Mass Effect universe will stay
The latest rumor regarding the next Mass Effect video game is Bioware may do a reveal at the June, 2014 E3 Expo while others say nothing will happen until around 2015. With E3 just a few months away and if Bioware makes an announcement-- hopefully more will be revealed about the next Mass Effect video game, including when it will be released, as well as its name.
The next Mass Effect video game will be rated M for Mature and is expected to be playable on the previous and next generation video game consoles. As a side note -- given the volatile atmosphere and competitive nature of the video game market, I would not be surprised if Bioware decides to speed up its production and complete the next Mass Effect video game -- sooner than later.
- Published in Mom's Minute Blog