I could have played a Hanar?! I COULD HAVE PLAYED AN ELCOR?!
By Jess Colwill on May 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm
Shepard’s story in the Mass Effect universe is very much over. As such, some of the developers have sat down and had a bit of a reminisce about the games — the most interesting being what they left out.
Many of the staff here at GON were excited when some multiplayer DLC added some new playable races to the game, many of us hoping some of the more sidelined races might finally make an appearance. Apparently, we weren’t far off the mark, the team considering adding Elcor and Hanar characters to the single player campaign, before cutting them in order to spend the considerable time and money investment they represented adding more depth and polish to the existing game.
Remember the time in Mass Effect 2 when you briefly take control of Joker as he tries to avoid capture by the Collectors? Apparently there were more of these sequences planned, such as taking control of a colonist on Horizon during the Collector attack, and taking control of a Quarian scientist before Tali’s loyalty mission. Unfortunately, these were again scrapped in favour of putting the energy into other places.
The next entry in the Mass Effect saga promises to offer a different perspective on the universe. Hopefully that means that some of these ideas that needed to be scrapped at this point might make it into future games. What do you think? Which Mass Effect race would you like to see in the future? Or would you rather it stayed human/biped centric? Let us know.
Source: OXM, thanks Stefan!