Watch the SDCC Panel on the Next Mass Effect (VIDEO)

We’ve talked about BioWare’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, “Charting a Course: Developing the Next Mass Effect,” at length at this point, but now you can watch the panel yourself and draw your own conclusions.

BioWare posted the panel on Not-Mass Effect 4 in its entirety on YouTube today and you can see the full hour-long video, with panelists Producer Mike Gamble, Lead Animator Carl Boulay and Senior Artists Noel Lukasewich discussing a few experiences in working on the still-distant new entry into the franchise.

Be warned before you commit an hour to the panel, however, that it’s not full of much information. Yes, BioWare did introduce the armor models for player characters, announced that the Mako will return to this new game and showed it in action, but that’s about all the substance to be found. The rest was questions and answers about the potential of the new game, with Gamble and the other panelists refusing to commit to really any new details about what we’ll be seeing in the new Mass Effect. The answers can be enlightening, but nothing is nailed down at this point.

Check out our analysis of some of the comments made at the panel, and let us know what conclusions you draw from the panel and the questions that got answered along the way in the comments.

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4 Comments on Watch the SDCC Panel on the Next Mass Effect (VIDEO)


On August 1, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Oh man, the characters in this panel are really something.
I’m going to say this. Those of us who voiced are anger and disappointment with Mass Effect 3 and wind up buying this crap again is a full fledged hypocrite. I don’t trust anything these people spit out there mouth. What they need to do instead is go back and fix Mass Effect 3.


On August 2, 2014 at 6:11 am

From the way they’re talking about exploration and the character being part of N7 but not a part of the whole Shepard thing, I have a feeling their going to be taking this one back to before the Mass Effect Relays, so finding the tech on Mars and heading out to explore the Galaxy, finding the new races, etc..Might be interesting, but after the ME3 fiasco, I’ll be waiting for reviews and player comments before going anywhere near it.


On August 2, 2014 at 11:03 am

Yeah, I’m cautiously excited about it. I won’t be buying it on release. I’ll wait until this next trilogy is released, and if Bioware can manage to keep it’s “artism” within the realm of sanity and logic, and actually write something good (without releasing a bunch of DLC to make the story make sense after the fact), then I might buy the next trilogy when it’s at or below $20.

I’m cautiously excited about Shadow Realms, too. However, I’m just not interested in buying from Bioware at present. I haven’t bought an EA game in a couple of years, and I’ve got to tell you, I have yet to be disappointed by that decision.

@Michael: I agree. They need to go back and fix Mass Effect 3. The problem is, I don’t think it’s going to happen.


On August 3, 2014 at 12:41 am

Mass Effect 4: In which we find out that H.P. Lovecraft was partially indoctrinated by Sovereign, and spent the rest of his life telling people about the horrors in space that will eventually seek to wipe out the human race. Of course, no one knew that’s what he was doing, and just saw his work as nothing more than horror fiction.