The original Mass Effect trilogy rounded off during 2012 with the release of Mass Effect 3, and the game’s developer, BioWare, is now working on the continuation of the trilogy’s universe with the colloquially dubbed “Mass Effect 4” (as the game’s official name has yet to be announced).
While it was rumored that the three Mass Effect games might be remastered on current-gen consoles and PC, the head of BioWare’s Edmonton and Montreal branches, Aaryn Flynn, came out to publicly discuss the possibility of such a thing via a poll on NeoGAF during N7 Day.
He initially tweeted that BioWare has nothing to share on re-releasing Mass Effect 1 through 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, but he nonetheless opened up the poll so as to gain insight on what Mass Effect fans, players and enthusiasts alike would like to see from remastered versions of the games.
Looking forward to #N7Day14! Unfortunately we have no news about the Mass Effect Trilogy coming to new consoles. When we do we'll share ASAP— Aaryn Flynn (@AarynFlynn) November 6, 2014
To kick off the poll, Flynn outlined his “wish list” for a remastered trilogy, prompting others to provide their own feedback on what they’d like to see as well.
“The thing I'd love to hear from people is what you'd like to have in such an experience,” he said in his NeoGAF post. “For me (personal opinion, and based on what people have told me many times before):
- 60 fps
- High res textures, especially on ME1
- Some shader improvements commensurate with newer GPUs
- All the DLC
- ‘Seamless experience’ - the adventures flow into each other without having to go back to save import, menu screens, etc.
Agree / disagree? What else?”
One NeoGAF user suggested that the trilogy's DLC should be organically implemented into the games’ storylines, so that they become available at appropriate times during the adventure instead of all at once.
"'Organic implementation' is definitely what I have in mind," Flynn agreed. "[The DLC] should just all be there, as if it never wasn't there (if that makes sense)."
However, he turned down the idea of changing the combat mechanics of the original Mass Effect to be similar to Mass Effect 3’s.
“'ME3 combat mechanics in ME1' comes up relatively often, but it's not on my radar (again, speaking personally)," he said. "First it would be a helluva lot of work. Second, I hate the idea of us being accused of 'retconning' ME1.
Third (and I bet everyone on NeoGAF knows this),” he added, “there are those who prefer ME1... So given that all that, it doesn't feel like the right thing to do.”
We’ll bring you more news on Mass Effect should further information reach our ears.
[ Source(s): NeoGAF ]