In 2012, as work on Mass Effect 3 came to a close, a small group of top BioWare employees huddled to talk about the next entry in their epic sci-fi franchise. Their goal, they decided, was to make a game about exploration—one that would dig into the untapped potential of the first three games. Instead of visiting just…
In the wake of BioWare’s polarizing Mass Effect: Andromeda, fans have wondered where the lauded sci-fi series will go next. The answer, according to people familiar with the studio, is nowhere—at least for the time being. BioWare has put Mass Effect on hiatus and turned Andromeda’s developer, BioWare Montreal, into a…
There are a lot of terrible sex scenes in mainstream games. There are also a handful of good ones, as seen in games like The Witcher 3. But even in that game’s case, creating believable sex scenes wasn’t easy. Video game technology is great if you want characters to make war; not so much if you want them to make love.
Human beings won’t make it to the far reaches of space for a long, long time, and the engineers who make spacesuits aren’t sure what we’ll wear when we get there. I hope our future astronauts look at cool as the characters in Mass Effect: Andromeda.
The new Mass Effect game is big, sprawling, and a little intimidating. It’s also needlessly complicated and oddly frustrating in places. Nevertheless, I can’t stop playing it. Allow me to try and figure out why.
Mass Effect is a franchise known for letting players sleep with other characters, and while that sauciness makes a return in Andromeda, some romance routes have left fans heartbroken.
When Bioware first showed off Mass Effect: Andromeda, some fans didn’t care about the premise, the story, or the combat. The question many of us had was, “what aliens can I fuck this time?”
Andromeda is an entirely new galaxy, and exploring it can be overwhelming. Here’s what you need to know to make the most out of the latest Mass Effect game.
Mass Effect: Andromeda sprawls and sprawls, eagerly offering you so much to see and do that it nearly loses itself in the process. In this massive and uncertain voyage into an alien galaxy, the best way to center yourself is to hold on to other people, and trust that the mission will accomplish at least some of its…
Hey, there’s a new Mass Effect game out this week! How about that. While Mass Effect: Andromeda tells a story independent of the original trilogy, there’s enough existing lore, jargon and backstory that you probably want to brush up before you dive in. I’m here to help.
Mass Effect: Andromeda comes out this week, marking the end of a long wait for fans of BioWare’s scifi action RPG franchise. We’re big fans of Mass Effect here at io9 and have decided to celebrate the occasion by looking back at our most-loved instances from the long-running series.
The Mass Effect hype train is going faster than light right now, and ThinkGeek is hopping aboard with 20% off apparel and accessories sure to please every Shepard and FemShep in the galaxy. Inside, you’ll find gear to represent both N7 and the Andromeda Initiative (though not Cerberus, hmm).
I’m about five hours into Mass Effect: Andromeda, and so far, it seems like Bioware has created a behemoth of a sci-fi action RPG.
Nobody ever said finding a home for an arc full of cryo-frozen people was going to be easy, right?
You’re going to be in charge of a giant space arc in Mass Effect: Andromeda, looking to find a new planet that humans and other sentient lifeforms can settle on. A new teaser for BioWare’s next scifi action RPG gives a glimpse of seven promising potential homes in the stars.
Most of the pre-release glimpses we’ve seen so far for Mass Effect: Andromeda have shown off combat or customization. But people love this series for the story and characters more than anything, and a new trailer gives a little taste of how side quests will play out on the new planets you’re going to explore.
The next Mass Effect game will let players embody a new space explorer looking for a new home for humanity. Pathfinders are going to have kick a lot of ass to do it and Andromeda’s going to give you a lot of ways—and squadmates—to do just that.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will cast players as explorer frontier-folk, looking to find a new home for humanity. And, just like any attempts to plant a flag on new territory, there’s going to be a lot of fighting along the journey.
Yesterday, we got to meet some of the new squadmates introduced in Mass Effect: Andromeda. One of them, pictured above, is named Cora Harper. Harper is your second-in-command on the Pathfinder mission to find a new home for humanity.