First image of next Mass Effect revealed

BioWare producer tweets blurry image of upcoming entry in spacefaring RPG series.

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BioWare producer Michael Gamble today tweeted the first, albeit blurry, image of the next Mass Effect game.

"The next chapter of Mass Effect is upon us!!," Gamble wrote, attaching an image of a developer playing the untitled Mass Effect game with an Xbox 360 controller.

The Xbox 360 controller shown in the picture is not illuminated, though this is because it's connected to a development PC, Gamble explained.

The image comes on N7 Day, a BioWare-created celebration of all-things Mass Effect held on November 7.

BioWare Montreal studio director Yanick Roy also tweeted an image of a BioWare artist working on some of the characters players will encounter in the new Mass Effect.

BioWare announced the next Mass Effect game in September 2012. It will not feature Commander Shepard, as his story came to a close in last year's Mass Effect 3.

The untitled game will run on the Frostbite 3 engine and, according to executive producer Casey Hudson, will be "fresh and new."

In addition to the new Mass Effect game, BioWare is working with Legendary Pictures on a Mass Effect feature film, though no release date or casting details have been divulged.

BioWare is also working on a brand new franchise, which will deliver "something new, the way we did at the very beginning of Mass Effect," Hudson said in March.

Discussion

370 comments
slijm
slijm

mass effect 3 will not be forgoten...nor forgiven

roguebot
roguebot

Gee... thanks, Bioware. That's a really meaningful pic. Totally worth retweeting, sharing, and basically doing your marketing for you.

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

I'm hoping we get to play as a human this time around. Preferably, a profoundly misogynistic gun toting male.

waffleiron88
waffleiron88

If you killed all the bad guys at the end of ME3, how can there be a sequel?

jj2112
jj2112

Eh? Mass Effect will feature a guy staring at a computer screen?

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

IM SO DAMN EXCITED! Mass Effect is one oft he best series of this time! and as for their new franchise, im hoping it has something to do with nothign that hasnt been done before

Swoopalz
Swoopalz

“We want the outcomes to be satisfying to the player. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re all going to be happy or positive, but they have to be satisfying. Players have to understand that the choices they’ve been making in this game and in previous have had an impact, and that they’re an architect in what happens.” -Mike Gamble, Feb 2012

"There are many different endings. We wouldn't do it any other way. How could you go through all three campaigns playing as your Shepard and then be forced into a bespoke ending that everyone gets? But I can't say any more than that…" -Mike Gamble

"This story arc is coming to an end with this game. That means the endings can be a lot more different. At this point we're taking into account so many decisions that you've made as a player and reflecting a lot of that stuff. It's not even in any way like the traditional game endings, where you can say how many endings there are or whether you got ending A, B, or C.....The endings have a lot more sophistication and variety in them." -Casey Hudson

Yeah. I'm not ready to forgive.

DemocraticTroll
DemocraticTroll

Damn dat pic looks so real, look at the light on his disc, and the dude looks amazing!...and dat Xbox controller!

shooters125
shooters125

This looks like concept art on a monitor more than gameplay. Inside the picture it looks like a male human wearing heavy armor from Mass Effect 1. I hope this isn't them trying to remake Mass Effect 1.

Cronyk
Cronyk

Is that Jesse from Breaking Bad?

wakko19991
wakko19991

looks like a windows 7 task bar at the bottom ....so looks more like the image of the "next ME" is really just a wallpaper....

asapp7
asapp7

Come on, waste of time.

drodriguesaar
drodriguesaar

yo dawg I heard you like images so I put a image inside your image so you could see the image while you see the image

Vividnightmare
Vividnightmare

This really looks more like an image of a guy looking at the first image of ME4.... I am not impressed, vicariously or otherwise.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

That's an image of a guy playing the next mass effect NOT the next mass effect itself.

adro191
adro191

he is trolling, he's playing minecraft and he's stuck in a mine

darksorrowgb
darksorrowgb

woooow... you can see exactly nothing , gee thanks so much mr Gamble.

donutking7
donutking7

If anyone mentions MMO in the Bioware team i will bomb their houses and offices with shit water balloons

FroMcJoe
FroMcJoe

Since your choices were BS and made completely trivial in the end this is what I say: Simply choose one, make it cannon, and move on. History has been well fleshed out and I think the only way ME can go is forward.

Also, even though I didn't choose this ending, if they canonize an ending, please do destruction. It would definitely give you the least space-magicy options.

max-hit
max-hit

First image of an image of the next Mass Effect game revealed.

There fixed the title for ya.

ne0182
ne0182

looks like a concept art from a game that's 2 years away from it's release^^

Vexov
Vexov

I already know where every character will come from, for humans. Its like watching an anime: it is predictable, boring and sooooo not creative.

So the main character is definitely human and is from the U.S.A, this character will be soooooo God blessed they will be a walking Legend that wtf pwns the Universe no matter what it throws at him/her. 500 Krogan?, NO PROBLEM! *sparkle in tweeth with a thumbs up*.


Games have gotten incredibly stagnant with creativity. I just want Multiplayer from this game and to have far more depth and creativity then ME3's.

Oldgun
Oldgun

The Next Mass Effect will be a F2PMMORPGOMFG !!

LittleMac19
LittleMac19

It looks like he's struggling to figure out if red/blue or green will work out the best.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Take the series back to its RPG roots and maybe I'll be interested.

Kjranu
Kjranu

Interesting release date on the top right hand of the page - Dec 31 2097? Only a few years down the road! 

okassar
okassar

Please. The reaper threat is gone (at least temporarily), but the grand, beautiful Mass Effect universe didn't come to an end.

Flamewolf75
Flamewolf75

@waffleiron88 It's not a sequel. There isn't any information about what the game will be about yet, but it will not be involved with Shepard.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@jj2112 Lol. I thought this photo was the Mass Effect image as well when I saw it on GameSpot's front page.

rhymesmatter
rhymesmatter

@Swoopalz Casey Hudson is full of ****....I am 100% done with Mass Effect and didn't even bother playing the director's cut bull...They gave up their fanbase for quick dough and for winning the maistream gaming community completely disregarding their RPG fanbase . Hell even mainstream gamers thought the rainbow endings were a total rip off. I have given up on ME so R.I.P . Now i am giving a last chance to BioWare as a former hardcore fan of theirs (shameful owner of all their games till this day) with DA:I (from which i don't expect much to be honest) iF they blunder this one too...well,,, Farewell from me and my wallet BioWare

Darion350
Darion350

@wakko19991 He's got more than one monitor.  The one with the task bar is the monitor on his left, which may not be in use.  Hard to tell what's on the center monitor.  

roman4545
roman4545

@AluminumAndroid  nah... series isnt dead, but its you should move on.

normanislost
normanislost

@Vexov wow how to make your self sound like an arse and then top it off with even more arse.... 

Aekom
Aekom

@Vexov 

 Why multiplayer? I never understood this about Mass Effect 3, did anybody buy it for the multiplayer? It's supposed to be a story-driven rpg, not an arena shooter.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

@AuronAXE There are only 3 Mass Effects, which are all RPGs. Haven't had the time to move away from the "RPG roots" yet.

0m39AX
0m39AX

@Kjranu Same date as Castlevania on the Dreamcast.

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

@Kjranu I expect it to launch the same time as The Last Guardian and Half-Life 3!

TriggerManX97
TriggerManX97

@Kjranu The game is coming out in 84 years? I didn't realise that Valve was co-publishing this game.

LastMatic
LastMatic

@TheDarkSpot @AuronAXE If you didnt notice that ME3 was clearly not as RPG focused as ME1 then you need to give it another play through...