Mass Effect 3 features canned ME2 Citadel mission

Posted By | On 29th, Nov. 2011

One of the most iconic environments in the first Mass Effect was the Citadel. Fans were outraged that the location was practically non-existent in Mass Effect 2. BioWare reveals that several Citadel-based missions were planned for ME2, but they were eventually axed. At least one of them, though, will be featured in Mass Effect 3.

“There was a Mass Effect 2 plot that was a kind of callback to the first Mass Effect that was going to be on the Citadel, and we cut it,”  Mass Effect 3’s lead writer Mac Walters said while talking to Official Xbox Magazine UK. “

BioWare considered adding more Citadel quests but decided against it. Mass Effect 3 will revive at least one of those lost plot threads.

“There was a Mass Effect 2 plot that was a kind of callback to the first Mass Effect that was going to be on the Citadel, and we cut it. But now it’s made a resurrection in Mass Effect 3, so I’m happy, but I can’t say what it is. That’s the nice thing about trilogies, sometimes you get a second chance.”

Walters admits that the multiple storylines and multiple endings of Mass Effect 2 were really tough to write and plan out, especially considering the fact that they had to lay a foundation for ME3.

“I don’t think I’d call it ‘trapped’,” he spoke on the topic.

“They’re more hurdles. Sometimes they’re hurdles that we’ve given ourselves, so we kind of smack ourselves in the head and say ‘What the hell were we thinking? Why did we do that?’

“The classic example is ‘Hey, let’s make the ending of Mass Effect 2 a suicide mission where all your henchmen can possibly die, and Shepard can even die!’ Oh right… and then we’re gonna do another game after that. What the hell are we gonna do with all those guys?”

Having almost wrapped up Mass Effect 3 now, Walters says he wants to move on from the universe, despite having a soft spot for it, having worked on it for so long.

“I definitely have some writers who want to try something else, to move on. For me, personally, it’ll be over seven years of Mass Effect – I have a soft spot for the universe, but it’s easy to get a little weary.

“But I’d be much more sad if someone said “yeah, you can never do anything Mass Effect ever again,” and no one’s ever said that to me specifically. I’d rather take a break, then come back to revel in it again and enjoy it.”

Stay tuned, we’ll keep hitting you with more updates.


Tagged With: , , , , ,

Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Call of Duty: Warzone Update Removes Armored Cargo Trucks Because They Make Players Invisible

Call of Duty: Warzone Update Removes Armored Cargo Trucks Because They Make Players Invisible

Raven also removed the trucks earlier in an attempt to fix the bug The developer is also looking into problems...

The Head of Ubisoft Massive is Stepping Down

The Head of Ubisoft Massive is Stepping Down

Ubisoft Massive head David Polfeldt is leaving the developer and will return to Ubisoft after taking a six-mon...

Elden Ring – George R.R. Martin Says His Work on the Game Was Finished “Years Ago”

Elden Ring – George R.R. Martin Says His Work on the Game Was Finished “Years Ago”

George R.R. Martin says that while he did a lot of background work for From Software, but hasn't worked on the...

Castlevania Advance Collection Rated for Release in Australia

Castlevania Advance Collection Rated for Release in Australia

The listing shows that M2 is developing the collection, which will likely contain the three Game Boy Advance C...

Lost Judgment Footage Shows Playable Master System

Lost Judgment Footage Shows Playable Master System

This is the first time a classic console will be playable in either the Yakuza or Judgment series. Sega's arca...

Outriders’ Game Pass Launch Has Paid Off, According to Square Enix

Outriders’ Game Pass Launch Has Paid Off, According to Square Enix

The news comes from Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda, who made the comments during the company’s full ye...