Mass Effect 4 looking at launching late 2014 to mid-2015

Shepard, Why

By on December 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm

UPDATE: In a statement given to Cinema Blend, BioWare categorically deny ever interviewing Gamer Syndrome and claim that the interview we referenced below was “entirely fabricated”. The original interview has now been taking down.

ORIGINAL STORY: Mass Effect 3‘s Mike Gamble has revealed that BioWare is aiming to launch the next instalment in the series in “late 2014 to mid-2015.” However, a more precise date could not be provided because “full development on the game [only] started a month or two ago.”

During the same interview with Gamer Syndrome, Gamble revealed that Mass Effect 3 originally planned to feature a mission set on Palaven during the Reaper invasion.

“One of the mission ideas that got scrapped was actually going onto Palaven, the Turian home world, and being able to see what their world was like,” Gamble said.

“We also scrapped the original ending for Mass Effect 3. We were gonna have it as a “boss battle”, where Commander Shepard would go up and fight The Illusive Man who has been transformed by The Reapers. We scrapped that idea because way too many [games] have that as their ending, some final boss fight.”

Source: Gamer Syndrome

8 comments (Leave your own)

wow, splitting image of that good game dude, bajo ?

 

For them to take that long to release the next installment I would hazard a guess that they are working with a new/heavily modified engine for the next generation of consoles.

 

I would have much preferred the boss fight. Boss fights are still a fun staple of games.

 

We scrapped that idea because way too many [games] have that as their ending, some final boss fight.

As apposed to an ending that uses circular logic that has been abused to death and the choices you make just change the colour of the ending movies. *nods* Wise decision!

/end sarcasm

All things considered I did enjoy Mass Effect 3, just didn’t like the ending, it’s the only gripe I had with the whole franchise.
Plus, I have the trilogy on the Xbox, the next trilogy I would like on PC, but not if I have to use origin. Otherwise I’ll skip it, besides how can they possibly topple the original 3 games?

 

Marius:
I would have much preferred the boss fight. Boss fights are still a fun staple of games.

Haha tell that to Eidos Montreal :P

 

ooshp: Haha tell that to Eidos Montreal :P

Just repeat typhoon a few times, it’s quite boring.

 

ME1 had a boss fight, ME2 had a boss fight, what the flip is wrong with a boss fight? Doubt it would’ve changed the derp ending though.
fenryrbr,

Haven’t they already confirmed to be using Frostbite 2?

 
James Pinnell

Considering PR would never give an interview this juicy to some random blog, I smelt this to be dodgy almost straight away.

 
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