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BioWare stated that they plan the Mass Effect 4 release date to be in October 2015 and they will reveal more details during E3 2015.

 

As much as I've been sour about ME4 in the past, I have to say I'm looking forward to the next installment...

 

Ready to preorder? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Arts-Mass-Effect-PC/dp/B00KHJLS6E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1420524602&sr=8-3&keywords=mass+effect+4

Nope! I always get the Mass Effects like a year later when they're heavily discounted with all DLC out that's going to come out (so the FULL story's available) Edited by IVIYTH0S

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Fell in love with the main characters when I played! :wub:

 

Sad when Sheperd died! :cry:

Wondered what happened to the other main characters! :dunno:

 

Want them back in 4 if it goes ahead! :banana:

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Fell in love with the main characters when I played! :wub:

 

Sad when Sheperd died! :cry:

Wondered what happened to the other main characters! :dunno:

 

Want them back in 4 if it goes ahead! :banana:

Dem spoiler tags tho...

Edited by bp9801

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The next Mass Effect will be a new story focused on a different cast of characters. The trilogy is Shepard's story, while anything after is something new.

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So seems some details about the next Mass Effect have leaked out because of a survey.

 

 

NARRATIVE:

  • Premise: Set in the Helius Cluster of the Andromeda Galaxy, removed by time and space from the Mass Effect "Commander Shepard" trilogy and its ending. Play as a "Pathfinder" explorer leading expedition with the aim of establishing new home for humanity. Encounter "savage untamed lands", "cut-throat outlaws", and "warring alien races" in an effort to survive and colonies. Andromeda is home to a mysterious alien race, the Remnants, who've left their vaults and ancient technology throughout.
  • Game Objective: Explore 100s of solar systems (over 4x size of Mass Effect 3) collecting resources, developing your ship, crew, and arsenal, while engaging in diplomacy in order to set up colonies, while discovering the mystery behind the Remnants and racing to secure their technology.
  • New Species: Remnants, an ancient race who've left ruins and technology throughout the galaxy. And Khet, seemingly antagonistic.
  • Squadmates: Same as previous games: make friends, take two with you on missions. Cora is able to generate biotic shields you can fire out of. Drack is a Krogan.
  • Loyalty Missions: Same as previous games: complete to unlock increased loyalty and new skill tree for that character. Example: Krogan colony ship has been stolen by outlaws. Track down the ship and return it to increase loyalty with Drack. Dialogue trees and end game impacted by loyalty status.
  • Dialogue: "Meaningful choices". Deeper control over responses, such as interrupting conversation. Action based choices are physical choices to shape the course of conversation, such as pulling out a weapon and forcing them to open a door instead of attempting to do so purely via conversation.

EXPLORATION/CUSTOMISATION

  • Tempest Starship: Pilotable ship to discover 100s of solar systems. Customisable with trophies/loot/photos taken through the galaxy. Transition between flying ship, to landing on planet, to driving Mako, to getting out on foot, all seamless with no loading screens.
  • Mako Vehicle: Upgradeable with turbo boost, shield generator, hostile detector, etc. Customisable paint job.
  • Planets: 100s of surfaces to explore, for discovering places to colonise, and alien vaults/outputs to conquer.
  • Colonies: Build settlements on habitable planets. Able to decide what type of settlement for bonuses. EG: Recon Settlements will clear fog of war on space map and offer more strike team missions, meanwhile Mining Settlements will periodically supply crafting materials.
  • Blueprints: Allow you to craft alien technology using materials for better equipment and weapons, such as a jetpack for jumping, cryo-beam to target enemies, etc.
  • Crew: Customisable skill trees, gear, weapons, etc.

MISSIONS TYPES AND MULTIPLAYER:

  • Remnant Vault Raids: Ancient ruins in two variants. Standard: Accessed by finding and activating Remnant Monoliths, explored to find a "powerful artefact". Acquiring artefact triggers defence systems: robots, traps, and restructured layout. Rewards with valuable loot, crafting resources, and Star Keys. Orbital Facilities: Unlocked with Star Keys, provide permanent stat bonuses, and optional higher difficulty vault raids that add Khet patrols and outlaws. Rewards with rare loot and narrative acclaim.
  • Khet Outposts: Optional wave-based combat challenges that reward with XP, reduced Khet power and additional narrative options in the region if destroyed.
  • Strike Team: Spend resources to recruit mercenaries and develop AI controlled strike teams to be deployed on randomly generated, time sensitive missions. Include settlement defence and remnant artefact recovery. Strike Teams return 20 - 30 minutes later with XP, currency, and equipment depending on mission outcome. Spend money/resources to train Strike Team, and buy better equipment, to increase success rate and send on dangerous missions.
  • Active Strike Team: See above, however you can choose to complete the Strike Team mission manually via play using your multiplayer roster of characters. Able to play co-op with friends, more friends increasing difficulty and rewards. Bonus rewards for joining another players strike team mission. XP, loot, and customisation rewards for Strike Team played characters are cohesive with multiplayer specific horde mode.
  • Horde Mode: Similar to Mass Effect 3: four players against waves of enemies with additional objectives such as disabling a bomb or assassinating a target. Similar XP/loot rewards to Mass Effect 3. APEX funds earned to be used in single player.

 

 

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OCC article.

 

"This new ME experience takes us to a brand new galaxy to explore years after the original trilogy ended, so yes, Shepard's story is well and truly done. While BioWare didn't go into any major story details, it did say we play as either a human male or female, although not the one we see in the trailer. Who, then? Maybe an explorer in this new galaxy? Whoever our character is exactly, we'll get to drive the redesigned Mako, work with a team of adventurers, fight alongside, experience the galaxy, and even fall in love with them."

 

"Mass Effect: Andromeda is due to arrive Holiday 2016 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One."

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That wormhole thing you were referring to before was just an FTL jump. Wonder if there's no longer a need for relays if hyperspace technology exists.
 
Not the greatest quality because of the movement, but one of the squadmates is a Krogan.
 

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Tbh I didn't know about wormholes in ME, just thought it looked like ones in movies and stuff :O

 

You mean they made longer range relays or something? Would be interesting given the years that passed and what ending/cherry picked parts? are canon, unless it doesn't matter(it should tho)

 

Yeah that's probably the Krogan the survey thing is referring too, can't play as them tho, Humans after all 

 

So little info given out :/ Apart from that survey which so far seems true, was it an official thing? Would be cool if that no loading thing meant re-entries :D Was hoping for a Fallout 4 like reveal but I guess they need the extra time

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Did I say longer range relays? No. I said hyperspace could have been perfected to not need the relays. Reapers could use FTL drives that were nearly 11,000 times faster than the speed of light, so why couldn't the citizens of the galaxy get something like that figured out over the years? There could be relays, yeah, but we don't know yet. We know almost nothing about it.

 

Mass Effect: Andromeda is more than a year away, so not every question needed to be answered right now. Was just enough to actually give it a name instead of everyone calling it Mass Effect 4, which was blatantly false because it's not a continuation of the ME Trilogy.

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Hyperspace would be new in ME, guess we will see. More interested in the new lore and aliens, they sound interesting 

 

Infoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pls

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I'm interested in everything about it. :lol: BioWare just has to keep teasing us and teasing us.

 

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