Mass Effect 4 Will Have Around 100 Planets, Focus On PS4/XB1/PC Has Opened Up More Possibilities [Update]

Trusted industry insider reveals new information about the next Mass Effect.

Posted By | On 20th, Apr. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @@Martintoney2012

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Update: It seems that the game will have over 200 planets according to this update by the industry insider.

Speculation about the next Mass Effect game was kicked up a notch recently when a Reddit user alleged to have taken part in a survey that seemingly dropped a lot of information regarding the nature of the game. If what has been posted is to be believed, then Mass Effect 4 may well be beyond the scope of what many previously thought it to be.

Some questioned the legitimacy of the survey itself, calling into question why Bioware or EA would leave such crucial information floating around. Others said it was likely thrown together by interns. This was swiftly shot down, and the survey given some legitimacy, by industry insider Shinobi602 who dropped in on the conversation, saying, “Trust me, the folks that sign off on these surveys are no interns.” He then went on to flat out state that, “it’s real”.

Seeing as how he had shown his face, questions were put to him regarding what he knew about the game. Regarding whether the game was set after or before the original trilogy, Shinobi replied, “pretty good deal after”, later expanding on that to say, “Seemingly a lot more than several decades.”

Commenting on what appears to be the sheer scale and ambitiousness of the project, Shinobi said, “I also want to share that it was mentioned to me that being able to focus solely on PS4, Xbox One and PC has probably had the biggest impact in terms of design and possibilities of the game. Dragon Age Inquisition was held back considerably to accommodate 10 year old hardware (as noted not too long ago by Mike Laidlaw himself). That is most certainly not the case here, and honestly what has me excited the most.”

He also spoke a bit about what players can expect from planets. “About the planets: I was told they have a certain toolchain or some program (forgive me, tech isn’t my strong suit) that’s crafted for them in Frostbite 3 that’s allowing them to generate terrain/create planets through a random generator. They go in afterwards and tweak and detail each planet to make them unique and their own thing. With that, the target was around 100 planets so I’m unsure where that stands now.”

As usual this piece of information should be taken with a massive grain of salt. The next Mass Effect is expected to launch sometime next year on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

 Source: Neogaf (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

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  • abdou khouli

    my excitement for this game keeps going UP and yet we don’t even have a release date! I really hope it comes out sometime in 2016 and not 2017.

    • David

      I’m expecting a 2016 release. I think we will get more details at this years E3

    • Zarbor

      I wish I could say the same. I have such a skeptical view after what they did to Mass Effect 3. I don’t think the original guys from Bioware are involved anymore. This series was one of my favorite until the last game. Hoping they get it back right but leaving plenty of room for disappointment. Shame since I try to be a bit more optimistic.

    • Dru Ilhares

      I think it says a pretty fair bit when the guys doing the major pushing for ME3 quit the video game industry entirely after all the furor surrounding it. There are websites with nicely itemized documentation of all the lies they pushed about ME3 and how it would play out.
      Some people argue “Big deal, the ending shouldn’t have that much impact”, but I disagree. If you go out to dinner and have a fine cut of steak (because you like steak), with a side of tasty potato soup (assuming you also enjoy potato soup), and the ‘dessert’ dish is a large plate with a steaming turd on it.. I dare to venture my neck out here and say you will NOT BE HAPPY WITH THE MEAL.
      How you end something is pretty damn important. Bioware lied to the public drastically about the game, people got outraged about it, and then they had the audacity to basically tell everybody to piss off.
      .. So.. yeah. While I *really* hope ME4 is a quality game, I’m not going to invest a cent into their products again until well after release. Maybe during a high-percentage Steam sale, if at all. Been burned too much.

    • Zarbor

      As much as I agree with most of your comments, I do believe some gamers went too far with their hate especially towards Bioware. The game is not your life but for some you couldn’t tell based on the comments I read. Bioware went a certain direction and many of us did not care for it.

      In a free world, everyone has the right to voice their displeasure and Bioware has the right to make a game they thought was great. People acted like Bioware was stealing their money and somehow trying to screw gamers. Why would they do that especially after making two great games before that?

      I think once EA got involved we ended up with a game that added MP for the first time which was a complete waste of resources from the SP. Something tells me that may have been more of the reason why those brothers got out of the business.

      Nevertheless, I agree. I’ll wait before I purchase this new game


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