Off-screen image of next Mass Effect teased [Update 3]
posted on 11.07.13 at 04:19 PM EDT by (@salromano)
And if everyone is good, we'll get another image soon.

Mass Effect franchise producer Michael Gamble took to Twitter today to tease the next installment in the sci-fi RPG series, known to be underway at BioWare.

“The next chapter of Mass Effect is upon us,” Gamble said in a tweet.

The following image was attached.

"The next chapter of Mass Effect is upon us"

Today is N7 Day, a yearly Mass Effect celebration day.

Meanwhile, Manveer Heir, a gameplay designer on the next Mass Effect, promised to share “a pic relate to the new Mass Effect game” in an hour, “if everyone is good.”

Be on your best behavior now!

Update: BioWare Monreal studio director Yanick Roy shared the following image, accompanied by the text, “…with new characters to fall in love with.”

Update 2: BioWare Montreal level designer Gary Stweart tweeted, “…new enemies to encounter,” with the following image:

Update 3: And another from Manveer Heir: “…and new worlds to explore!”

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  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage


    Does this mean Mass Effect for 2014? Oh wait DAI is for 2014. What a bummer!

    • True Gamer

      Dragon Age Inquisition looks great too. Simply, I enjoy every title that Bioware has produced thus far

    • DrForbidden

      Probably 2015, considering they seem to at least have something playable in the first pic.

  • Bangarang

    Fantastic! Currently replaying the series and enjoying it all over again :) Glad they’ll be plenty of other games to keep me busy until this one lands.

  • Guest

    Don’t Care.

    • DrForbidden

      OK. Thank you for sharing.

      • Guest

        You Welcome

  • DesmaX

    Ooooh, can’t wait

  • EX+

    Nice! Off screen looks interesting!
    Also, my Disqus UI has completely changed to Disqus mobile. How do I change it back?

  • Audie Bakerson

    “…with new characters to fall in love with.”

    Like I fell in love with the guy who got off on stealing and eating people’s cereal? Or the guy who had no characterization beyond “he’s gay”?

    • DrForbidden

      No characterization? I guess you simply chose to ignore his struggle to come to terms with his husband’s death and to learn to love again as ‘no characterization’. Granted, it’s not Man Booker Prize level of development, but what do you expect for an action RPG?

      • Audie Bakerson


        They managed to make an already terrible characterization (Carth) WORSE by using it shoehorn his sexuality into everything.

        • DrForbidden

          I thought you were referring to Steve Cortez. Regardless, Carth Onasi isn’t a ME character, so there is no relevance here other than the fact both games are published by Bioware.

          • Audie Bakerson

            I was. Cortez’s ramblings is just Carth’s ramblings BUT GAY, and no one actually liked Carth or his ramblings in the first place.

            • DrForbidden

              I never played the SW game so I’ll take your word for that, but I actually liked Steve in ME3. when you say that no one actually liked Carth, I take it to mean that no one YOU PERSONALLY KNOW actually liked Carth.

              • Audie Bakerson

                I’ve have NEVER seen anyone like Carth. He’s VERY shallow (despite having the second largest role of any party member) and his single trait isn’t interesting.

                • DrForbidden

                  Fair enough, but apparently there are people out there who like him. Some even like him enough to write fanfiction and draw fanart about him, so there’s that.


                  • TetsuyaHikari

                    People will write fanfiction about Kirito from Sword Art Online and sandwich-kun. I hardly think that’s a fair comparison…

                    • DrForbidden

                      That’s a good point. Still, at least it has benn established that Carth Onasi has some fans, especially among females, apparently.

            • Impressionnant

              I liked Carth…

  • captainhowdy

    I wish this was coming out instead of the new Dragon Age. I’m more of a sci fi fan, than medieval.

  • True Gamer

    Wow looks exciting. Hopefully we have the choice to create a non-human character this time. Perhaps, Turian or Krogan? any ideas anyone?

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  • TetsuyaHikari

    I’m surprised they even have the audacity to release ME4 after what they did with ME3, lol.

    • Deusxmachina

      Oh, look. Someone crying about the ME3 ending. How original.

      • Warboss Aohd

        you spend over 100 hours and hundreds of dollars on a franchise that tells you repeatedly your choice matters, then throws it all away for a Deus Ex Machina, that’s not the original ending, and then see how you feel.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Exactly. Suddenly you’re presented with multiple doors you can go through (just an analogy), but they troll the fuck out of you by all leading to the same place. How awesome is that?


          • Warboss Aohd

            the fact they lied about it in advertisements didn’t help their case.

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Oh look, someone who is willing to accept a shitty excuse of an ending and continue to support the franchise. How original.

    • houeclipse

      What happen in ME3?

      • Budgiecat


        • houeclipse

          farts how? Source?

      • TetsuyaHikari

        I’m not even touching this.

        • houeclipse

          what to touch? I just want explanation, not like you have to pay or anything :)

          • Warboss Aohd

            to sum it up, it’s a game series that repeatedly tells you your choices matter, writes a story to go with it, then at the end of the third game throws a ending (thats not the original written ending at that) that is basically a Star child comes and tells you the giant synthetic cuttlefish that have been destroying everyone were sent to destroy you so you don’t get destroyed by synthetics.

            • Anthony Cornwell

              made sense to me

        • Alos88

          You certainly hold a strong opinion of the game considering you aren’t even willing to explain why you didn’t like it.

          • TetsuyaHikari

            Lol. Sometimes you just don’t have to explain yourself. ME3 is one of those times. I’m sorry if you don’t know why I want to badmouth this game, but hey! Here’s a thought.

            How about you go play it and find out why~


            • Alos88

              How arrogant, to assume that I’ll share your opinion,. as if I couldn’t enjoy it because you didn’t.

              • TetsuyaHikari

                How arrogant, to assume that I don’t know what I’m talking about when I didn’t feel like explaining this shitstorm (plus, I’d rather avoid spoilers for those who haven’t played it yet for whatever reason). Enjoy whatever the hell you want, the ending was still garbage and is a prelude of things to come with ME4.

                The gameplay may stay good, but you can expect the story to be run into the ground even further.

                • Alos88

                  I never said you didn’t know what you were talking about, but to assume that everyone will come to the same conclusion as you, as if you have the”right” opinion, is the height of arrogance.

  • Warboss Aohd

    can we get speciez choice dis time?

    i fink we are done wit da ‘humans are special’ schtick.

    • DrForbidden

      I absolutely second that.

  • tokyobassist

    KOTOR 3? Jade Empire 2? Oh wait…nevermind. It’s just Mass Effect 4.

    Moving along…

  • Peacenutman

    I had fun with ME, the journey was fun, but the destionation was poor. It’s like Harold and Kuma goes to MacDonald.