Thursday, 22 November, 2018

5 ways the Mass Effect franchise should continue as a video game

ME-TEMPEST-STATUE BioWare boss Casey Hudson celebrates N7 Day with a sip of coffee
Cecil Davis | 08 November, 2018, 07:38

Today a new patch has been released for Xbox One X owners of Mass Effect: Andromeda that includes some enhancements for the game, though no real information is given other than its existence. Mike Gamble, lead producer at BioWare, revealed this news and also explained the significance of the series in the video.

And let's not beat around the bush: we have Mass Effect: Andromeda to thank for that. If we had to bet, we'd guess that Andromeda can run at native 1800p resolution on Xbox One X with no need for checkerboard rendering.

What might be the most interesting part is the ending, though, where Hudson makes a statement laden with innuendo: "It means coming into the studio every day, dreaming about what the next great Mass Effect game will be".

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Then he stares right into the camera for a long moment as he sips from a Mass Effect mug with the famous Commander Shepard line, "I Should Go", stenciled on the side. Fittingly, this is at the end of the video.

The nod toward the future is exciting for fans of the series, as the last installment, "Mass Effect: Andromeda" received a lukewarm response upon its release a year ago. The game maintains a score of 71 on Metacritic with "generally unfavorable" user reviews. It's been more than six years since the Mass Effect trilogy wrapped up, after all, and Mass Effect: Andromeda's most lasting impact was forcing the closure of BioWare Montreal.