BioWare's Mass Effect Andromeda and New IP Look "Stunning," Dev Says

Shaping up well.

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Two of BioWare's most anticipated upcoming projects are coming along well, it seems. BioWare's Alistair McNally, who heads up design and art for the company's studios in Edmonton, Montreal, and Austin, says on Twitter that Mass Effect Andromeda and the company's unannounced new IP are looking "stunning."

"Played Mass Effect Andromeda yesterday and then today our new IP. Both of which are looking stunning. Today I wore a plain t-shirt," McNally said.

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That last line about his t-shirt is a reference to something McNally said earlier. He wore a t-shirt at the Game Developers Conference last week that revealed BioWare's new IP--and no one noticed.

BioWare's new IP, which is in development at the studio's Edmonton office, was officially announced in September 2012. At the time, BioWare said the game was being built from the ground up running on "new gaming technology," a likely reference to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which had not yet been released at the time.

Electronic Arts, which owns BioWare, has not said when it plans to release the new IP. Interestingly, asked recently to talk about what EA has in the pipeline after this holiday, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen mentioned two unannounced games.

"We've got a couple of things up our sleeve that we haven't talked about yet but you'll probably see them teased over the next six months," Jorgensen said.

As for Mass Effect: Andromeda, it was originally scheduled to come out this holiday, but has now reportedly been pushed to 2017. It is the fourth installment in the mainline series, leaving Commander Shepard behind.

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wayne3763

EA will probably be getting new Fans for Mass Effect Andromeda, moving over from Crysis because the dumba**es decided that Cryisis would no longer be a FPS or campaign, so get ready for the Money to Roll In!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MauroAugusto

They're indoctrinating us by praising their own game in twitter through 2015

Careful for the side effects Bio. I can hardly imagine how this will end up like just because you like your own game

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DaVillain-

BioWare's Mass Effect Andromeda and New IP Look "Stunning," Dev Says

Ya don't say Eddie, ya don't say.

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TimberWolf_CLT

@davillain-: I hear you. My first reaction was NFS. Did you expect the person to say that they both suck royally?

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dani_i89

So many feral keyboard warriors here....what a disgrace.

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Daerbrek

It's sad, people just can't enjoy a game anymore. No, they have to bitch and whine about this, that, and the kitchen sink. Well, you know what? When I play ME:A, I'm going to enjoy it for what it is. 'Nuff said

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Runeweaver

@daerbrek: the joke is more how stupid this article is rather than EA,Bioware or Mass effect.

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masscrack

no shit? i bet its the best thing since sliced bread.

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ojmstr

Pushed it to 2017 for trying to get a shot at the GOTY award, we all know who will win this year

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masscrack

@ojmstr: dark souls III?

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ojmstr

@masscrack: I would bet my money on Uncharted 4

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bloodmoney92

I kinda feel like this is really politics, EA = Donald Trump is constantly trying to appeal to our emotions by giving us nothing and saying Oh its gonna be beautiful, Believe me!

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Runeweaver

BioWare's Mass Effect Andromeda and New IP Look "Stunning," Dev Says

well there not gonna say they look shit are they.

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streamline

@Runeweaver: Maybe we will be stunned because they will go to 4-bit graphics.

Joking aside, yes, this is a stupid article.

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DaVillain-

@Runeweaver: Of course not lol.

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twerkloak

Bioware is a SHell of its former self.. i have little to no Hope for their Games.. especially with EA behind them

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justinka777

can we get someone whos paycheck is not riding on this game to tell us how good it is please?

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HippyTrippy

Haha, I just clocked the first Mass Effect again last night, fucken good game.

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Read the article. Read the comments. Knew it, didn't want to believe it. Scrolled up, yup got Makuched.

Will get Makuched again.

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DaVillain-

@hershsethia: What gave it away?

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imzdemodex

I'll believe it when I see it

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jski

I love how this guy keeps bringing up their new IP and his stupid t-shirt story and......crickets. Just announce it, or shut up about it. Nobody is wetting themselves with anticipation for anything EA, or Bioware after the last few games.

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Godlikan

I don't give a F. how it looks but how it plays... Dragon Age 3 looks stunning but it play like a grind fest boring mmo...

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bekyuubi

I remember when they said DAI was proud of their graphical achievements with their new graphics engine. The garbage plastic hair made me sad.

Someone wants to be the next Fable director.

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Raansu

It will probably suck.

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Belz

@Raansu: why?

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Raansu

@belz: BW hasn't made a good game since EA bought them out.

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Belz

@Raansu: what bioware games were good for you?

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dani_i89

@Raansu: Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3?

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Raansu

@dani_i89: ME 2 and 3 were hot trash.

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dani_i89

@Raansu: Get your shitty ass tryhard hipster opinion out of here.

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Raansu

@dani_i89: Sorry that I don't like mediocre stuff? ME2 removed the RPG element of the game and turned it into a generic hallway cover shooter. ME3 "tried" to bring back some RPG elements, but it was still a generic hallway cover shooter with an extremely garbage ending and an overall mediocre story. Oh lets not forget that amazing planet scanning idea! Soooo much fun. Choices? Who needs choices, we'll make your choices meaningless in the end!

ME2 and 3 were mediocre games with simplified shooting mechanics to appease to the casual players like you who can't handle any kind of RPG elements and just want to point and click.

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dani_i89

@Raansu: My previous comment stands. People like you help make up for why gaming sucks.

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Raansu

@dani_i89: No, I'm pretty sure its people like you who settle for mediocre games that make up for why gaming sucks. Don't you have some phone game you need to blow $50 on for micro-transactions?

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dani_i89

@Raansu: You clearly don't know what an RPG is. You're yet another closed minded inbreed of the modern generation. Go put on your mum's hat and drink a fat free soy latte you hipster scum. I won't read any more comments from you, you're an insult to have to communicate with.

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Raansu

@dani_i89: I know exactly what an RPG is. You clearly do not.

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torrne667

"Dev of game says game looks amazing shocker"..LOL

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justin01

I want information on this game so bad. Then the other half of me wants to see nothing, so everything is fresh when I load it up for the first time. So I am kind of glad they haven't shown us much of anything.

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DraconisRex

I remember when you, and every other gaming rag, passed on the "200 Hours of Unique Class Story" bit with SWTOR that you took from their press-kit pack instead of, oh, checking it out for yourself.

What we gotg was (a) 50-hours to end game (so much for 200 hours); and, (b) every planet had one unique class-based quest which took a couple of hours while the rest were generic/filler quests that you did with every class and they didn't even vary between classes.

So pardon me if I don't take this with anything but a grain of salt. Especially as the big studios keep ramping up the graphics for the trailers 'actual gameplay footage!!!!' then dumbing the graphics down for the release. Something we've been seeing more and more of the past few years.

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waelse1

Just played Mass Effect on XB1. Man it needs remastering (please bc ME2 and ME3!).

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blindbsnake

@waelse1: Yes... ME1 - Remastering, ME2 - Nothing, ME3 - Remake... Done... All perfect...

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Trev786

@waelse1: Im literally playing through it right now, and it's completely perfect the way it is. I wouldn't mind 2 and 3 being ported to current gen though. 360 takes forever to boot up.

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waelse1

@Trev786: I love ME and don't want the gameplay changed at all, but would like it as pretty as the sequels. Having played ME again is gonna make me fire up the 360 to play the others.

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Trev786

@waelse1: I looked to see if the entire trilogy was backwards compatible and when I found out it wasn't, I dusted off the 360. I don't know man, the games graphics still hold up. Wrex and the other alien races still look so damn good. Humans could use a little polish, but honestly, who's playing with Kaiden and Ash anyway?

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Zerohournow

In other news a person who is selling a product says their product is unbelievably stunning.

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blindbsnake

@zerohournow: You need to respect artists words...It is said that the quality of the graphic colors are amazing, red, blue and green style...

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mrbojangles25

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