During The Game Awards 2016, BioWare debuted a new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay trailer. The trailer features combat, dialogue and more.
The Andromeda trailer was just one of several big reveals made during the annual industry awards event.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson discusses diversity in games, saying that “representation is really important.” The executive also details how EA is working to make its own workforce more diverse.
Wilson’s comments come not long after fellow EA executive Peter Moore said that diversity is at the ‘core’ of what the company believes.
It appears that BioWare has begun to tease the next game in the Dragon Age series. On Twitter, Mark Darrah, an executive producer for the Dragon Age games, has posted a series of peculiar images.
The odd images quickly led fans to speculate on what could be next for the franchise, with the most recent release in the fantasy RPG series being 2014’s Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will have same-sex romances, creative director Mac Walters has confirmed. The confirmation followed several other Andromeda announcements made to coincide with the annual N7 Day (November 7) event.
Sci-fi RPG Andromeda will be one of several BioWare releases in recent years (including the Dragon Age franchise and the Mass Effect trilogy) to feature LGBTQ characters.
Earlier today, Nintendo lifted the lid on its brand new console, the Nintendo Switch. In addition to working as a home console, it also has a tablet like device that you can pick up, attach a couple of controllers to the sides of and take on the go just like a 3DS.
While the console is being seen as ‘what the Wii U should have been,’ the Switch is also being seen as a real rival to both the PS4 and the Xbox One. And not just because the idea of a home console/handheld hybrid is ridiculously cool, either; the games and third-part support confirmed for the Switch is also winning people over.
EA-owned developer BioWare is best known for its Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises, which have sold over 25 million copies combined. But the dev apparently has no plans to just milk these series dry, as EA has revealed that a new BioWare IP will be announced soon.
And, as BioWare looks towards a future outside of the ME and DA franchises, EA has also poured cold water on the possibility of Mass Effect remasters, going back on the comments made about remasters just a few weeks ago.
In pre-season NFL games, San Francsico 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has chosen not to stand for the American national anthem. The football player explains that he won’t show pride for a flag or country that “oppresses black people and people of color,” and that “there are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
As many discuss and debate Kaepernick’s decision, one question that has been asked is whether EA’s newly released football sim Madden NFL 17, will address it. This year, the game’s commentary is being updated on a regular basis and making use of this feature, EA now says that the game will “briefly” mention the events.
Although many Mass Effect fans are excited to play Mass Effect: Andromeda when it comes to PS4 and Xbox One next year, plenty of fans still hold a candle for the original Commander Shepard-starring Mass Effect trilogy of games. Fans have called for Mass Effect remasters to be released, allowing the award-winning trilogy of games to get a fresh lick of paint and make use of advancements in technology.
Fans are are so eager for a collection of Mass Effect remasters, in fact, that petitions have been created with thousands of fans pleading for EA and BioWare to hear them out. It now appears that EA is heeding these calls, as during Gamescom 2016 one EA executive revealed that the company is ‘actively’ considering making Mass Effect remasters a reality.
Following an impressive showing at E3 2016, which saw some get hands-on time with the game, first person shooter fans have been eager to find out more about Battlefield 1. EA and DICE’s upcoming title may be set in World War 1, a time with far less advanced weaponry, but it looks set to retain all of the explosive and destructive gameplay that fans of the franchise have come to know and love.
This bombast is on show in a new Battlefield 1 gameplay trailer. Released for Europe’s biggest games industry event, Gamescom, the latest video features several epic multiplayer battles and it even offers a glimpse of the game’s campaign – including Battlefield 1’s female protagonist.