February 27, 2012

Mass Effect 3 MMO is being talked about

Bioware founders have been thinking about the possibility of a Mass Effect MMO, something I think we can all be excited about should ideas meet development. Mass Effect is such a huge universe that even the large in depth games dont really begin to scratch the surface. Something that has been acknowledged by the founders of Bioware.

Dr. Greg Zeschuk stated, “It’s daunting, but the neat thing is it would lend itself to a different type of game play. It’s fun to think about,”…..”I imagine people think it would be just like Mass Effect as it is… but there’s lots of people there. It’s really interesting, I don’t know. It’s a tough one.”

Dr. Ray Muzyka mentioned a “possibility space”, which is areas of the franchise that can and should be extended. Muzyka had this to say. “When you deliver a game, and you deliver it for a player, you have to capture what they think is the possibility space,”…..”You need to let them do everything they think they should do, and you can’t block them from doing anything they think they should be able to do. You have to nail all the features and content that should be in that possibility space.”

Is this saying there will definitely be a ME MMO? No, but the possibility of it is definitely there and should it go to development I wouldn’t expect to see it release for quite some time. The universe is huge and to do it right with all the content would take years. But lets hope this is realized in a playable MMO, the possibilities are enormous and it would give SWTOR a good run for its money. (assuming SWTOR is still big by then)

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