In 2012, as work on Mass Effect 3 came to a close, a small group of top BioWare employees huddled to talk about the next entry in their epic sci-fi franchise. Their goal, they decided, was to make a game about exploration—one that would dig into the untapped potential of the first three games. Instead of visiting just…
Mass Effect Andromeda’s next patch has the sort of improvements you might expect, like expanded character creation options. It also has something very unusual for a video game patch: it adds another gay romance route for lovesick space adventurers.
Andromeda be damned, people still seem to prefer cosplaying as the original Mass Effect characters. Garrus especially.
In the wake of BioWare’s polarizing Mass Effect: Andromeda, fans have wondered where the lauded sci-fi series will go next. The answer, according to people familiar with the studio, is nowhere—at least for the time being. BioWare has put Mass Effect on hiatus and turned Andromeda’s developer, BioWare Montreal, into a…
Alas, some glitches are too good for this world.
Early in the development of Mass Effect Andromeda, the team’s artists spent a week doing nothing but coming up with cool ideas. One of them that didn’t make it into the final game, but which was at least explored in this art, is having Mass Effect kids running around.
There are a lot of terrible sex scenes in mainstream games. There are also a handful of good ones, as seen in games like The Witcher 3. But even in that game’s case, creating believable sex scenes wasn’t easy. Video game technology is great if you want characters to make war; not so much if you want them to make love.
Former BioWare UI designer Eric Bellefeuille posted a large gallery of his work this week, and it offers a fascinating look at some early versions of Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Today on Highlight Reel we have exploding cars, surprise kills, bottle flips, an incredibly depressing Nier clip, and much more!
Human beings won’t make it to the far reaches of space for a long, long time, and the engineers who make spacesuits aren’t sure what we’ll wear when we get there. I hope our future astronauts look at cool as the characters in Mass Effect: Andromeda.
After early footage of Mass Effect Andromeda went out into the wild, everyone latched onto Foster Addison, a character who snapped at the player because she felt tired. Addison became a running joke thanks to her blank stare and lack of emoting, which, paired with her dialogue, was pretty ironic. Thanks to the newest Mass Effect patch,
Mass Effect: Andromeda had a couple of rough weeks thanks to high-profile technical issues, animation wonkiness, and general fan disappointment. In response to that feedback, BioWare has announced improvements to Andromeda that will start easing out the visual kinks, while also teasing some major changes yet to come.
In Mass Effect: Andromeda, I met new aliens, terraformed entire planets, and had a blast shooting down enemy Kett. None of that matched the sheer delight of Andromeda’s quieter moments, however, when I could sit down to read the email that my crew had sent between missions.
This is Nebulaluben—who in space-related cosplay circles also does a mean Destiny—as Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Peebee.
One of Mass Effect: Andromeda’s earliest sidequests is called “First Murderer,” and it is a total flop.
My Mass Effect playthrough was the most straight-laced, male heterosexual journey you could imagine. I boned Ashley, despite her space-alt-right leanings. Then I boned Miranda, because I mean, I’m only human. Garrus was just my mechanic. The guy stuck at the bottom of my ship fixing shit.