Just thought I'd post this here, Mike Gamble and some other devs are doing a panel on the next Mass Effect game at SDCC in late July:
Saturday, July 26 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Charting a Course: Developing the Next Mass Effect
Mass Effect developers from the Edmonton and Montreal studios discuss what it's like to expand on a well-established and beloved video game franchise. Panelists Carl Boulay (lead animator), Fabrice Condominas (producer), Mike Gamble(producer), Noel Lukasewich (senior artist), and Jessica Merizan (community manager), share their experiences in shaping the next Mass Effect game with new possibilities while staying true to t…Read more >
Just thought it was interesting to note that Bioware have now uploaded a profile of Admiral Hackett, emphasizing his role within internal Alliance politics and personal commitment to Shepard (almost setting him up as an 'old friend').
It could be nothing, but I'd wager this sets the scene for a larger role for Hackett in the events of ME3, especially considering his final conversation with Shepard in Arrival and some of the possible consequences of that in terms of human-batarian relations.
I'd even go so far as to say that he may take over from Anderson as the main 'Alliance' person we deal with, or perhaps even serves as a counterpoint to Anderson in the sense that he's focused on military and not diplomatic matters.
Whatever the outcome, I…Read more >
I'm yet to confirm any of this, so treat it as speculation as best.
This image was posted on Twitter a while ago in a tweet directed at Christina Norman (not from her):
I've just seen some updated information for the other two trophies:
"The Ultimate Sacrifice
Complete the Arrival DLC
Survive all five waves in the battle for Object Rho
Rescuee Dr. Amanda Kenson without attracting hostile attention."
The third one, 'Covert Action' has the following information: "Rescue Dr. Amanda Kenson without attracting hostile attention ("Arrival" downloadable cont..."
Amanda Kenson appears in the last Cerberus Daily News update (January 24, 2011): http://www.cerberusdailynews.com/?…Read more >
I haven't read issue #2 yet, but looking over the wiki article it raises a lot of questions.
Assuming this comic takes place slightly after the end of the First Contact War, how the heck could Harper/Eva even know where Illium was, let alone go there and navigate the Mass Relays?
I mean, humanity has literally just learned of the existence of the Citadel and the Council species, and has only just begun to understand the existence of other life in the galaxy. Harper's claim that (admittedly a few) humans had gone to Illium seems to make absolutely no sense.
There are other interesting things, like Harper's transformation and omnilingualism, and this 'Arca Monolith' - but I'm struggling to work out the plausibility of this story given what we k…Read more >
There have been several posts by Bioware developers on Twitter this morning (my time) that look very interesting.
Lead gameplay designer Christina Norman tweeted: "I am celebrating 2011 by playing a Mass Effect game that will probably be released in 2011."
Jesse Houston, another Bioware developer (@gtez), then asked Norman "@truffle me2 ps3?"
Norman replied to questions: "I am not talking about me2 ps3! Good guess, but no."
Finally, Houston answered: "@truffle hehe"
This points to (yet another) Mass Effect game for this year. Woohoo?Read more >