We don’t know much about Mass Effect 4 other than that it will be powered by EA’s top-notch golden student, the Frostbite 3 engine, which is responsible for Battlefield 4’s fancy destruction graphics, some of the prettiest visuals we’re waiting for the next-gen to showcase. The other thing we know is that Mass Effect 4 is scrapping main man (or woman) Commander Shepard, for a brand new protagonist.
Being drip fed any other bits of Mass Effect 4 info goodness is alright by us and BioWare, the development team, have just taken to Twitter for our next meal. In the tweets below, Studio Director Yanick Roy confirms that for those who missed out on Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3, you’ll be able to ease on into Mass Effect 4 as easy as your favourite pair of slippers, as BioWare plan on welcoming newcomers and veterans alike.
Also confirmed by Roy is that the Mass Effect series, which has always been a champion of diversity (female protagonists and lead characters, as well as allowing for queer relationships) is in no chance of throwing queer minorities or women under the bus. Expect player/character relationships between same or different genders to feature in Mass Effect 4 then, as well as being served the option of kicking ass as a woman, huzzah!
So it’s good to know that Mass Effect 4 is keeping to everyone’s favourite parts of the Mass Effect series, but we’ll keep you posted on any interesting changes.
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