Want to see BioWare make a Mass Effect prequel or a Mass Effect 4? Here’s an idea: regardless of the ultimate answer, can we make sure it doesn’t have a mind-numbingly awful ending akin to Mass Effect 3?
BioWare executive producer Casey Hudson recently took to Twitter to ask his 30,000 followers whether they wanted a Mass Effect prequel to the original trilogy (which wrapped up earlier this year) or a sequel.
“Parsing through your thoughts on the next #ME game,” Hudson tweeted. “Would you be more interested in a game that takes place before the trilogy, or after?”
Now, it’s been known for some time that BioWare was working on a new version of Mass Effect. But few gamers would have suspected that the company behind the game would ever reach out to gamers for their opinion on where the series should go.
So, what’s the deal?
Almost certainly this is an attempt by BioWare to get back in gamers’ good books after a nasty episode emerged over the Mass Effect 3 ending. So angry were gamers over the game’s conclusion — which abruptly and unjustly ended the very popular sci-fi series — that BioWare actually released a free alternative ending for the game.
At the moment, we don’t know a heck of a lot about the new Mass Effect. But what we do know is that it will reportedly run on the Frostbite engine used by the excellent Battlefield first-person shooter franchise. For those Call of Duty n00bs who aren’t familiar with Battlefield — which, in my opinion, is vastly superior to CoD — Frostbite allows for massively destructible and dynamic environments. It’s awesome.
Anyhow, if you want to vote on the sequel or prequel debate, then take to Casey Hudson’s Twitter page.