BioWare Teases Mass Effect 4, New IP at EA’s Press Conference

We didn’t get much in the way of new information about Mass Effect 4 during Electronic Arts’ press conference at E3 2014, but we did get a bit of a sense of what BioWare plans to make with the next entry in the franchise.

Describing the game as a story “to be discovered” and as “interactive narrative,” BioWare’s Casey Hudson says the game is taking players to a “whole new region of space” for players to explore.

“We think fans of the series are going to be surprised at just how far we’re going,” Hudson said in the video.

He also reiterated what we’ve heard before: BioWare Montreal is working on the next Mass Effect game while BioWare Edmonton, previously responsible for Mass Effect, is actually working on a new intellectual property about which not a lot is yet known.

Hit the video above for a bit of new info (and a lot of speculation for everyone).

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8 Comments on BioWare Teases Mass Effect 4, New IP at EA’s Press Conference


On June 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm

you Bioware.. you…


On June 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Anyone else notice that they only used the Jack Wall music from the first two games in the teaser?

Seems like someone’s trying to pretend that a certain something didn’t happen…


On June 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

If there’s one thing Bioware has taught us, it’s not to believe a thing they say. How far can you take us? Not very.


On June 9, 2014 at 9:57 pm

It’s just a little amusing to me that they start off by showing the Edmonton Botanical Gardens; followed by shots of the Edmonton BioWare offices.

Yet they talk about how Mass Effect 4 is being developed by BioWare Montreal; there is WAY more futuristic and sciency stuff they coulda’ shown from Montreal than Podunk little Edmonton if they wanted to set the mood in that manner.


On June 10, 2014 at 3:08 am

“we start by asking fans, what they want?”

A lack of Casey Hudson total control and a crew made entirely of folks whose writing ability is larger than their egos.


On June 10, 2014 at 5:29 am

“We think fans of the series are going to be surprised at just how far we’re going.” Ship’s sailed there, Hudson. Fans were surprised – and not in a good way – that a beloved series which claimed to be a self-contained trilogy ended up finishing with a poorly-written ten minute retcon of the game’s etymology to set up future games. We were also surprised – and not in a good way – and how far you went to patronise and demonise the fans who supported you financially for years just because they didn’t stroke your ego and could actually tell when your writing sucked. As for listening to the fans, you had your chance and failed miserably. You listened and chose to ignore them while claiming it was a ‘vocal minority’ even though the evidence contradicts this view, including the evidence on your own forums.

Nobody with any sense trusts a thing you say anymore, Casey. The only decent thing you can do is step down.

T. Jetfuel

On June 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

Yeah, we were pretty surprised by how far from any coherence the SpaceMagic beam that could instantly combine fish DNA with bicycle DNA all over the galaxy took us, as well as how far Hudson had got from a position of any respect for his own work, let alone his audience. What is there left to surprise us with?


On June 10, 2014 at 6:20 am

Bioware……just accept your fate and die already.