BioWare Pores Over Mass Effect Trilogy With Video Retrospective

Following BioWare’s release of an infographic detailing player habits in Mass Effect 3, the studio has released a video retrospective on Mass Effect 3.

The five minute long video takes a look back at the Mass Effect franchise since its inception nine years ago, with an overview of the games over the years. It contains personal reflections from the game’s many producers, writers, engineers, voice actors, and various developers who brought the Mass Effect series to life.

“On behalf of the entire team here at BioWare, thank you for your tremendous output of support! We couldn’t have done this without you,” reads the video description.

The Mass Effect series is expected to continue with the development of another title which takes place apart from the original trilogy of games. Commander Shepard is not expected to make a return. Expect more on that soon.

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11 Comments on BioWare Pores Over Mass Effect Trilogy With Video Retrospective


On March 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I’m intrigued about the big-budget live-action proposed movie!


On March 24, 2013 at 4:20 am

Took them less than a minute to start talking about integrity…

I love Mass Effect, to this day it is still one of my top games of all time but unfortunately it is like the Matrix, the first was the only good one. The rumors are that Mass Effect 4 will be a FPS, just show Bioware is not the company it used to be.

You will be missed Shepard, Mass effect 1 will always be one of my favorite games of all time, it is just disheartening that Bioware have no desire to go back to its roots.

Wesker, name one game to movie franchise that has not been an utter failure and disappointed fans, do not expect Mass Effect to be different.


On March 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

What about the prince of persia movie? It was that bad i think.


On March 24, 2013 at 9:44 am

It was bad, Jake Gyllenhaal was completely the wrong actor to use as the prince.

Doom, Resident Evil, Dungeon Siege, Mario Brothers, Street Fighter, Alone in the Dark, all of them have been inferior poorly transitions to the big screen. Problem is the people that make the films think they know better often changing characters and story so in the end it has little to do with the franchise they make it for, often only character names remain.

Mass Effect has been stated to not follow the story and setting of the first game, not a good start in my books.


On March 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

@Aedelric Agreed. They turned ME2 into a corridor shooter, still fun, but not the same. Bioware used to be the kings of RPGs. Now they are the kings of disappointment and heartache. I long for the days when you didn’t have to worry, you knew it would be a great game if it was made by Bioware. Unfortunately, thoses days are gone. They should title the next one Mass Reject 4 ” the game the fans didn’t want but got anyway”.


On March 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm


Yeah, I noticed the “integrity” bit, too. It’s like they can’t help themselves at this point because people like Hudson and Walters have actually deluded themselves into believing it.


On March 25, 2013 at 2:16 am

”The rumors are that Mass Effect 4”

Those rumors are untrue. A multiplayer first-person shooter Mass Effect game was planified before the release of Mass Effect 3 as a Xbox Live and PSNetwork exclusive but the game was canceled and recycled as the multiplayer portion of Mass Effect 3.

For me the three games are good
The first one possesses the best story.
The second one possesses the best characters interaction
The third one possesses the best gameplay

But this is my opinions.


On March 25, 2013 at 2:25 am

The first Mortal Kmobat and the first Silent Hill movies were decent adaptations and fun to watch. Both the computer generated animated Resident Evil movies(Degeneration & Damnation) are good ones.

Legendary Picture is in charge of the Mass Effect movie, the same company who made the three recent Batman movies. I have hope for this proposed movie.


On March 25, 2013 at 5:52 am

@R.J. – Deluding themselves is one thing. Deluding a large section of their audience as well as the majority of the mainstream outlets is quite another. It’s also bad enough that they would somehow convince themselves of the ending’s objective quality, but when they also claim that the numbers are in their favour when this is evidently untrue, there’s a serious problem in their company. The problem being that they’re not listening to the right information from the right people.

Roy Batty

On March 25, 2013 at 9:53 am


“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” ~Verbal (The Usual Suspects)

I hear you…

They are listening to and saying exactly what their PR staff is telling them to. The crime the Hudson and company committed was not making a low quality ending but it was their response to the fans that were dumbfounded as to what happened. If you recall they came out and basically said the people that didn’t like it were a bunch of kooks – this had the net effect similar to pouring napalm onto a fire. [For this alone, if it were me, the developers would be lucky to still have a job]

They rebooted (I believe unintentionally) their fanbase to strip off people that like RPGs with shooter elements and are now left with people that enjoy action shooters with role-playing elements.

One would have to ask: why spend millions on a DLC to “clarify” the ending if it was only a minority of people that disliked it? The answer must be that the truth is closer to that a majority disliked it. What amazes me is that their hack job of a “fix” made it worse in some respects (reaperboy in particular comes across as psychotic with his added dialog).

Still I wish them luck with ME4 (or whatever) – time for something else for me.