Mass Effect 4 exists in playable form (though it hasn’t been officially announced) according to a tweet from BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn. He calls the game “Ambitious. Beautiful. Fresh but recognizable. And fun.” Given that he works for BioWare, his opinion is just ever so slightly biased, but we can but hope that it is an accurate description:
Great time playing the next Mass Effect game in Montreal. Ambitious. Beautiful. Fresh but recognizable. And fun! pic.twitter.com/xHlHFGtVKM
— AaryN7 FlynN7 (@AarynFlynn) December 18, 2013
The new title in the sci-fi franchise is utilizing the Frostbite 3 engine that can currently be seen crashing a lot in EA’s Battlefield 4. Hopefully BioWare is not experiencing the same issues that DICE seemed to.
The “fresh” approach Flynn alludes to confirms early reports that the game would shift away from Commander Shepard and his motley crew, although we hope that some familiar faces pop up in the final game.