Did you know that the new Mass Effect game, Andromeda, is set in a completely different universe than the original Mass Effect trilogy? Did you know that your save file from your first adventure won’t carry over? It makes sense, doesn’t it? Well, that is the case.
Aaryon Flynn and Mac Walters of Bioware pointed out in an interview with Eurogamer that your progress and decision making won’t reflect in Mass Effect Andromeda, nor would it impact your new adventure in any way. However, there will be links between the two universes, per se.
“We acknowledged it in the endings of Mass Effect 3 and I think that’s where we want to leave it for now,” Flynn said.
“We want this 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.”
“It’s important for us to have elements from the Trilogy for fans to have in the background,” Walters explained. “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’.
It was said that the Mass Effect 3 ‘synthesize’ ending won’t lead players into meeting green skinned races in their new region of space either, so that’s…good?
“There’s a coalition [of Milky Way races],” Walters added. “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.”
I’m personally happy that it’s an entirely new story. I have gotten over the fact that Shepard’s story ended, despite the glimmer of hope if you got the ‘good’ ending. A new chapter in the Mass Effect universe, and I’m looking forward to the adventures.
Mass Effect Andromeda will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC some time in early 2017. Hopefully…