Mass Effect 3, and its final decisions, will not have a direct impact on the plot and the story that narrates us Mass Effect: Andromeda, the new chapter of the saga from BioWare and EA, which hits Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 in 2017.
It was the very own BioWare, in the words of the studio leader Aaryn Flynn, who has confirmed to Eurogamer such narrative decision. Flynn said that although the end of the third chapter of the trilogy has an argumentative weight, Mass Effect Andromeda will take a different starting point of any of the final seen before.
“I think that’s where we want to leave it for now,” he says. “We want [Andromeda] to be a new story and it would be very hard to say it’s a new story, but also that you need to understand how [the past trilogy] ended,” Flynn said.
Although the events of Mass Effect 3 are not treated directly by the game’s plot, and may seem to have been overlooked in the new, Mass Effect Andromeda, which is set in a different galaxy, will not cast any mythology seen in previous games.
“It’s important for us to have elements from the Trilogy for fans to have in the background,” explains creative director Mac Walters. “Ultimately this is intended to be a fresh story, but we want to have things for people to find and go ‘oh, I remember that character,” he adds.
“In Mass Effect Andromeda, there is a coalition of races in the Milky Way. We needed to find a way to make sure certain species you’re familiar with come along with you on your journey to meet new ones. As in the tradition of Mass Effect, there will be certain people working together happily, and certain people working together less happily.”
Mass Effect Andromeda will launch next year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In this installment everything will be new: another galaxy with new breeds and technologies in which, the humans, we will be the aliens. The company has announced that this release will have more freedom than ever and that the game is entirely done with the Frostbite engine, so you can expect more vivid, large and spectacular game compared to its predecessors.