Mass Effect isn’t useless simply because it had a little bit of an off 12 months.
With the disappointing if predictable information that Mass Effect Andromeda will not be getting any single-player DLC, followers have been a bit apprehensive concerning the franchise’s future.
Speaking to GameReactor, EA govt vp Patrick Söderlund stated Mass Effect Andromeda’s less-than-stellar reception has not doomed the sci-fi collection.”
“I’ve seen people saying ‘Oh, EA’s not making another Mass Effect’. I see no reason why we shouldn’t come back to Mass Effect,” he stated.
“Why not? It’s a spectacular universe, it’s a loved [series], it has a big fanbase, and it’s a game that has done a lot for EA and for BioWare.”
Söderlund did say that EA and BioWare must be “careful” about it, making certain that “whenever” Mass Effect comes again, it does so in a related, contemporary and thrilling approach. It’s the Mass Effect crew, BioWare and in addition his job to guarantee that occurs, he added.
I don’t know the place we presently stand on trusting EA executives to know what’s greatest for a property, however it’s price noting that elsewhere within the interview Söderlund defended Mass Effect Andromeda and stated critics caught the boots in. Hit the supply hyperlink above for the total remark. (Is he proper? Well. You can play Mass Effect Andromeda for free and choose for your self.)
Although EA does have a dreadful behavior of closing studios (poor old BioWare Montreal has already been dissolved) and abandoning franchises to languish unloved, it additionally tends to flog its ageing flagship properties by means of a minimum of a few garbage outings earlier than it provides up on them fully. Just take a look at Medal of Honor, for instance. I feel the worst case situation we will envision for Mass Effect is yet one more lacklustre launch from a B crew affected by lack of course, after which obscurity.
Best case? BioWare will get again on observe and someday after Anthem and Dragon Age four we see a brand new sci-fi journey which manages to retain the guts of the franchise whereas updating the collection for contemporary tastes. But we’ve all been burned earlier than.