I'm not so sure - I'm sure EA would love to pump a Mass Effect out every year from Bioware until Bioware was just a dead husk they could discard - but the fact that the EA hype machine hasn't been out in force yet suggests they aren't going to be releasing it in the next year. If Bioware went with an engine change, which looks like it -might- be the case, that could explain a longer development cycle.Edguy said:"Years away" I can't imagine this game coming any later than spring 2016. And even that's a stretch. I'd guess holidays 2015. I mean, this has probably been in some sort of production for almost two years now, and probably a year of big scale development.
They weren't randomly generated, they were all built using an early version of UDK's (Unreal Development Kit) landscaping toolset (the newer versions are much better). They looked random because they were kept at a low poly count due to the limitations of the X360's hardware.Varis said:I definitely want to see if they could actually make the planets seem more than a sequence of randomly generated hills and terrain.
Yeah, of course the hardware's boundaries come in the way, but as I stated in my post, I'd like to see -if- they -could- make them seem more enticing. Now that we've (unfortunately) moved in to next gen consoles, I'd like to see them make the most of it (them).008Zulu said:
They weren't randomly generated, they were all built using an early version of UDK's (Unreal Development Kit) landscaping toolset (the newer versions are much better). They looked random because they were kept at a low poly count due to the limitations of the X360's hardware.
OT; If the game is set during or before the original trilogy, then I will definitely be passing on this. No point playing a game when you already know the outcome.
Ditto. Also, I guess I am one of the few that had literally no trouble using the Mako at all, in fact I loved it.Oroboros said:I am going to be *sorely* disappointed if we can't play as aliens in the next Mass Effect. I don't expect to be able to play as a Elcor or Hannar...but surely Turians, Salarians, Asari and Krogans wouldn't be too much to expect?