BioWare recruits Bethesda talent for new Mass Effect

Hilary Heskett, who worked on Elder Scrolls Online and Starfield, comes to Bioware to bolster the Mass Effect development team

The official Mass Effect trilogy is, without a doubt, one of the most important games in the recent age of video games and one of the milestones of western RPG games, so when the plans for a new game for what was then the "next generation" , at the time the PS4 and Xbox One were announced, fans expected that the next step would be amazing.

However, Mass Effect: Andromeda was not what was expected due to management and development errors, starting a dark period for BioWare, followed by the problematic Anthem, which was even abandoned by the company after the announcement that it would be completely redone.

Personally I like ME: Andromeda

Now, both the studio and the franchise will seek to rescue the glories of the past with a new sequel to the original trilogy, leaving the Andromeda galaxy and taking fans back to the Milky Way, and some interesting news has just been revealed.

We currently know officially that BioWare is working on a new Mass Effect and even though the studio is still on shaky ground, there is hope that things will improve and the franchise will return to the path of success. The project still seems to be a long way from being launched, but it is taking shape and now we can only hope that the game lives up to the legacy of the franchise and delivers a campaign worthy of carrying the name Mass Effect.

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Bioware gains reinforcements

One of Bethesda's talents, responsible for games like the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls franchises, has just joined the development team for the next Mass Effect. The information was released through your official account on Twitter, and confirms that Hilary Heskett has joined the BioWare team as narrative producer for the new Mass Effect.

Hilary Heskett's entry into the new Mass Effect project drew attention to the creative's career, who has worked at BioWare from 2011 to 2013 as a community consultant and in the planning area, remaining in the studio until the release of Anthem. Heskett later joined Bethesda, where he served with the media campaigns for Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within 2, Starfield and Ghostwire Tokyo.

Recently, BioWare released Mass Effect: Legendary Edition , a remake of the original trilogy that got high marks in ratings and positive reviews by the specialized media.

The Mass Effect Journey

The first game in the franchise was released in 2007, by Bioware exclusively for Xbox 360 and ported to Pc by Demiurge Studios (also responsible for the DLC Pinnacle Station) and to PlayStation 3 by Edge of Reality, and was born thanks to the end of the license of the use of characters from the Star Wars franchise.

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The Knights of the Old Republic series was a success and a third game was planned, but due to the end of licensing, the company decided to force on its own IP. The highlight was due to the character's morality system, which was very simple in Kotor, oscillating only between the dark or luminous side of the Force.

In Mass Effect, the developers wanted to go beyond good and evil, allowing their decisions to reflect on their relationships with NPCs and their companions during their journey. Killing or sparing an enemy can have consequences in the future, just as punching or not punching a meddling reporter can guarantee support or disapproval for the protagonist's attitudes.

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Liara is one of the most loved characters by fans

Shepard, had his name chosen in honor of Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr., the second person and the first American in space (May 5, 1961). He later commanded the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, and became the fifth person to walk on the moon. The face of the Shepard man is based on the Dutch model Mark Vanderloo.

The characters' voices are made by actors Mark Meer, who has played in games from the Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Neverwinter Nights franchises, and Jennifer Hale, who has worked on Metal Gear Solid, Metroid Prime, Bioshoch Infinity, Overwatch, as well as a series of TV as the Avatar: last Master of the air and the Legend of Korra and Powerpuff Girls.

Another highlight of the Mass Effect series, as well as several other Bioware games, is the possibility for the player to get romantically involved with people and aliens of both genders. A player can choose between several NPCs to develop a romance, some of which can relate only to a male or female Shepard or both, which allows for an infinite number of different ending possibilities, depending on the relationship of your Shepard with the ship's NPCs. Normandy.

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With versions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC, Mass Effect Legendary Edition hit stores on May 14.

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