Lead writer for Mass Effect 3 working on "next Mass Effect"
Posted: 25.04.2013 15:34 by Simon Priest Comments: 13
Mac Walters was the lead writer for Mass Effect 3, and he's confirmed that his talent for stringing words together is being put to work on the next Mass Effect which is "coming out of Montreal," and not Edmonton.

Walters defended the original ending to Mass Effect 3 saying the reaction was from a 'vocal minority' with the majority not having an issue. BioWare eventually released the Extended Cut to address it.

While some called for a rewrite of the ending, most that did vocalise their disappointment just wanted it better explained and less about just 'red, blue or green - roll credits'.

“Right now I’m actually just working on Mass Effect 4 (I wouldn’t call it 4, I’d just call it the next Mass Effect). It’s coming out of Montreal,” said Mac Walters. Previously BioWare has asked fans to give their thoughts on where in the timeline should the next Mass Effect take place. It seems the consensus is to move forward post Reaper invasion.

Source: NowGamer


By djole381 (SI Elite) on Apr 25, 2013
I "might" buy it if it's indeed a sequel. If not, my money goes somewhere else.
By LukeDion1987 (SI Core Veteran) on Apr 25, 2013
''Walters defended the original ending to Mass Effect 3 saying the reaction was from a 'vocal minority' with the majority not having an issue. BioWare eventually released the Extended Cut to address it.'' - Yeah whatever...

And this is why I will not buy any future ME games...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 26, 2013
Thanks Chosen....mate....*grrrr*

As for the writer, man I'd be smiling too with a fork to my right (ahem). For the game...I am concerned I admit.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Apr 26, 2013
I can't say that I was hoping for a new Mass Effect. A buddy of mine will sure be happy about this news. I was going to have a marathon playing through the games some time, now I have to wait a bit longer for this one to come out.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Apr 26, 2013
The next ME will really have to break boundaries for me to even look at it,still before the last 10 minutes ME 3 was a very well written game with a lot of tear-jerking moments so there is still some hope.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Apr 27, 2013
So you guys are ditching an awesome game because of the last ten minutes of it?
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Apr 28, 2013
Thing is Gale those last 10 minutes ruined the whole franchise for many,myself included.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 28, 2013
They'll have to prove they can make a "complete" game this time around.

I don't know how you handled the ending making all your previous choices absolutely irrelevant but for those of us that believed BioWare when they said our choices will matter it will take some convincing before we trust them again.

FFS, they had a savegame import feature and advertised it very loudly. For what?
None of that mattered in the end even a bit.

Anyway, they lost a lot of trust and will have to work to gain it again, that's all there is to this story.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Apr 29, 2013
I don't know what is going on with the gaming industry lately, but seriously, it is as if the companies don't care about their clients/customers and fans anymore.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Apr 30, 2013
Not ALL of them, dude. Indies are awesome. Besides, old companies have to fall eventually to make room for new ones. Either way, we are not going to run out of good games to play. So cheer up.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on May 02, 2013
Good point Gale47, I wasn't thinking about the Indies when I made that post. I have to say, Indies are one of the reasons that PC got a lot of fans, and power back, and it is true, the old companies have to fall in order to make room for the new ones. It just bums me out that's all, as I grew up in the age where companies like Blizzard cared about their fans, and made outstanding games (not that they don't make outstanding games anymore, they just don't care as much).
By Gale47 (SI Core) on May 02, 2013
I think they stopped caring when they figured out just how many fans they actually have. There was a point where their fans stopped being people, and became numbers that Blizz had to spin around themselves. So why should they care about people like us if they get new fans all the time, who didn't play Diablo II or Starcraft and do not know of the old Blizzard? The numbers will remain the same, even though people change, and today, only numbers matter to the big companies.