BioWare's Casey Hudson teases "the next great Mass Effect game" on N7 Day

What could the next Mass Effect game entail?


BioWare took to Twitter today with a look back at its popular Mass Effect franchise on this year's N7 Day (November 7) with a special remark from the company's general manager and Mass Effect game director Casey Hudson.

The clip includes commentary about the "connections" fans made with characters in-game throughout Mass Effect, the creations forged by the team at BioWare for the long-running RPG series, interspersed with imagery pulled from all four games. BioWare employees were interviewed about what N7 means to them.

Upon Casey Hudson's turn, before sipping his beverage from a "I Should Go" cup, he states "It means coming into the studio everyday dreaming about what the next great Mass Effect game will be," before a knowing look. There's something on the horizon in the world of Mass Effect, for sure, but that little tease is all we get for now.

After the veritable abomination that was Mass Effect Andromeda, how could the series ever move on? Hopefully with a return to what made Mass Effect's original trilogy so great in the first place. Casey, make it happen. We're all waiting, and we're all celebrating this N7 Day hoping to see the series return to its former glory. Make us proud!

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    November 7, 2018 10:35 AM

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    • Zek legacy 10 years
      November 7, 2018 10:39 AM

      Good to hear they haven't abandoned it, no reason that Andromeda needs to be the death of the franchise.

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        November 7, 2018 10:59 AM

        I loved the first three Mass Effects (even the third!) - but could never finish Andromeda and am disappointed that was it for the universe.

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          November 7, 2018 1:23 PM

          Same, I abhorred Andromeda, loved the trilogy. I wish they'd go back to the format from the first three games and abandon the Andromeda characters. They were awful.

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            November 7, 2018 2:31 PM

            I finished Andromeda (even 100%'d it because I'm ride or die) but yeah it was not great. The stuff that made Mass Effect was in there, but it was buried down in there real, real deep and you had to work pretty hard to get to it. The crew member stories were actually pretty cool once you went through all of the mundane crap to payoffs for them all, generally (the mechanic and pilot story was stupid, flat out). That ridiculous movie night quest that takes literally the whole game to finish even pays off with a great moment (I did it pretty much right before the final mission).

            Massively disappointing game for sure, I hope they've learned the right lessons from it.

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              November 7, 2018 3:18 PM

              I played it for like 20 hours and I just didn’t find the characters that compelling as compared to ME1 and ME2. I just didn’t care about them - which is too bad since it sounds like they get better towards the end.

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                November 7, 2018 3:19 PM

                Like I said the good stuff was rather buried.

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              November 7, 2018 8:44 PM

              i did all the story missions for all the characters and there was still nothing really good

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          November 7, 2018 3:19 PM

          If they could take Andromeda's gameplay and put some real writing and story behind it, they'd have a pretty damn good ME game. I liked *playing* Andromeda; the shooting and vehicle work was solid and fun. The barebones writing and MMO open world design was the shits though.

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        November 7, 2018 2:03 PM

        Agreed. Andromeda was nowhere near as good as the original trilogy, but it certainly shouldn't be the end of it either. I'd even be OK with them picking up where Andromeda left off, as there were a bunch of interesting pieces there. They just need to have a much better written story overall.

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      November 7, 2018 10:50 AM

      Awesome, he'll never let us down

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      November 7, 2018 10:55 AM

      Mass Effect: Immortal

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      November 7, 2018 10:57 AM

      Damn it, I'm excited I promised myself I would never get excited over a mass effect game again.

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        November 7, 2018 11:00 AM

        Nah man, fuck it. I'm not too proud to eat my words if they put out a decent Mass Effect game. Even Andromeda had its moments, but its firmly in last place as the worst ME game.

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      November 7, 2018 11:06 AM

      Coming to a Mobile phone near you.

      What, you don't all have phones?

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      November 7, 2018 11:07 AM

      HOORAY ! :D andromeda had some great opportunities. they should refocus and move forward! the squad combat and powers and all that are really fun gameplay. I think people are ready to get back into mass effect, but they REALLY just need to hammer out the story board. we're fine with getting to know different people, build different squads, explore, and save the galaxy.

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      November 7, 2018 11:44 AM




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      November 7, 2018 11:56 AM

      I want to believe.

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      November 7, 2018 1:02 PM

      cancel it

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      November 7, 2018 1:19 PM

      No fucking thank you. Is he going To write the ending of this piece of shit too?

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      November 7, 2018 2:01 PM

      Please be a full new game in the franchise and not some shitty mobile game...

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      November 7, 2018 2:16 PM

      They should choose an ending to continue from/retcon and bring back the characters we know

    • DM7 legacy 10 years
      November 7, 2018 2:22 PM

      I hope it’s a mobile game. :)

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      November 7, 2018 3:15 PM

      Sweet! Mass effect remaster!

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        November 7, 2018 5:59 PM

        Even just that would be pretty amazing. I'd pay full price for a quality remaster of the original trilogy.

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      November 7, 2018 4:32 PM

      Andromeda wasn't that bad after they fixed it but it.

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      November 7, 2018 4:36 PM

      Mass Effect Andromeda is SOOO bad. I put so much time into 1-3, but I just couldn't finish it. I got to the end, but realized that the game is just really bad. There's zero interesting characters, dumb story. no interest in finishing it

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      November 7, 2018 4:40 PM

      Should release an upscaled disc with all three plus dlcs, would be amazing.

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      November 7, 2018 6:52 PM

      "...dreaming about what the next *great* Mass Effect game will be"

      very subtle shade at Andromeda from Casey Hudson

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      November 7, 2018 9:31 PM


      I mean, obviously.

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        November 7, 2018 10:14 PM

        People have been talking about "Citadel Detective" game for years, it would be mad awesome if they actually just did it

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          November 7, 2018 11:02 PM

          I've been wanting it since I first saw the Wards introduced in Mass Effect.

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      November 8, 2018 12:52 AM

      So ME2.5?

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