I had a whole post typed up about this news, filled with my usual idiocy and snark. But then my computer froze. Oh well. Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s studio is dead, the franchise is frozen, and I’m happy about the former and sad about the latter.
Oh man. Oh man, oh man! Not only did we get a release date for Mass Effect: Andromeda yesterday. We were also gifted some gameplay footage. Which, I will tell you, I didn’t watch. I want to go into this fucking game fresh. F-r-e-s-h!
Holy shit. Holy shit. Mass Effect: Andromeda has an actual release date. March 21, 2017. Oh, and March 23rd in Europe. Holy shit. Holy shit.
Holy fucking shit. Holy fucking shit! Actual, real, actually real Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay footage. I need, need, need, need this game.
BioWare has dropped a new teaser for Mass Effect: Andromeda. And brothers, and sisters, it’s got me goddamn sprung.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is going to feature a brother-sister pair of heroes in the game. Not only that, but the ominous “N7 guy” who featured in an ME:A trailer way, way back? That is their father. No word on whether or not you can switch between the two characters ala GTA V, but what is known is that no matter who you choose, the other is “out there in the Universe” while you’re playing. Which can really mean a lot, or a little. I’m curious to see.
Thoughts. 1) Fuck this looks so good. 2) Does BioWare even have any fucking gameplay for this game? A goddamn glorified tech demo? Hasn’t this shit been in development for five years? 3) Oh Jesus Christ, BioWare doesn’t have any gameplay for this game. 4) Fuck this looks so good. 5) Fuck I need this game. 6) I need a fucking PS4 Pro, now! 7) Wait, what if it looks even better on an XB1 Scorpio?
Jesus Christ. When all is said and done I’ll have been waiting five fucking years for my next Mass Effect. Five fucking years!
Whelp, I suppose we can maybe figure out why BioWare has delayed the next Mass Effect. The company has lost its third key member in as many months. Buckle up, we deep into development turbulence. Exceptional development turbulence.