BioWare finally launched the teaser of the new Mass Effect Game at the virtual Game Awards, last Thursday. The game puts Dr. Liara T’Soni, an Asari researcher born in 2077, in the spotlight. She has got an unwavering resolve to understand Prothean technology and culture in order to delve into the reasons that led to the extinction of the ancient galactic civilization that lived 50,000 years ago. Dropping a few hints about what the character is capable of, BioWare said that she can “manipulate dark energy and create mass effect fields through the use of electrical impulses from the brain.”
Quite a few developers who created the original game are making a comeback to the studio to work on the new one, tweeted Mass Effect project director Michael Gamble.
Dusty Everman, who quit BioWare in 2015 to kickstart his own virtual reality development studio, Dirty Sky Games, is set to return as the Principal Narrative Designer. Parrish Ley, the Cinematic Director for the Mass Effect Trilogy, and Brenon Holmes and Derek Watts, the Technical Design Directors of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, are also going to join the team.
These four veterans are surely going to quash the gap that was left by the untimely exit of Casey Hudson, the Project Director on the Mass Effect Trilogy, and Mark Darrah, Dragon Age Executive Producer from the studio.
Tasked with protecting the galaxy from Reapers, the powerful mechanical beings, the original trilogy had put Commander Shepard in the spotlight. After the successful release of Mass Effect in 2007, the second installment in the series debuted in 2010. In this one, Shepard was tasked with saving humanity from the alien race of Collectors in the Milky Way. Reapers made a comeback as an advanced machine race of synthetic-organic starships with the mission to overtake the galactic civilization in Mass Effect 3, which was released in 2012.
The speculation about which galaxy the new game is set within is in full swing on Twitter. A Twitter user, @LazareGvimradze, remarked that the “opening shot also has very pointed imagery of two galaxies… my mind is racing… are we going to get…a single sequel to both games?!” To which Gamble tweeted, “I think you should wait and see :)”
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