Mass Effect 4 is still largely a mystery, especially beneath news of BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition, but tiny bits of news are occasionally released, and while this news does not reveal anything too incredible in the Mass Effect universe, it is just enough to keep me hyped. BioWare Montreal’s studio director Yanick Roy answered some fan questions on Twitter.
The first question below addresses Mass Effect’s Genesis “catch-up” system, which relays the events of previous games and allows players to make certain choices to help develop their character and world. If something like this is included, then it would mean that certain actions in the previous three games could ultimately effect Mass Effect 4’s world.
@simonjthomas Too soon to say, but we’ll be sure to be friendly both to old fans and to newcomers.
— Yanick Roy (@YanickRRoy) July 16, 2013
But what seems to attract the most attention– both good and bad– is Mass Effect’s gender and romance options, both for straight and gay characters. In another question on Twitter, BioWare’s open-mindedness is addressed.
While these qualities may seem unimportant inside the rest of the content of the game, fans have always been highly responsive toward the romantic options available, and that includes supporting characters that can fall in love with both a male and female protagonist. The idea of BioWare excluding such a vital piece of a Mass Effect story never really worried me, however it is nice to see some confirmation that the small moments we loved the most in the first trilogy could still be present in the next.
Mass Effect 4 still remains overwhelmed beneath my excitement for Dragon Age: Inquisition, but I have no doubt that the next game will (hopefully) thrill with a new generation of characters and stories that will become just as riveting as the first three. But just for a little fun, who were your favorite characters to romance in the Mass Effect trilogy?
Liara all the way.