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Bioware says the next ‘Mass Effect’ game will have true new-gen visuals

Mass Effect
Mass Effect
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

As the first Bioware title to appear on the Xbox One and Playstation 4, fans can expect to see some of the best graphics that the developer has ever created in this fall’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. However, s much of a step forward that Inquisition will make for the franchise, Bioware’s Alistair McNally told DualShockers on Aug. 13 that he upcoming fourth installment of the Mass Effect series will feature vastly superior visuals than even those found within Dragon Age: Inquisition.

McNally, the senior director for creative development at Bioware, revealed that Dragon Age: Inquisition is still ultimately a cross-generational release. Even though the game will appear on the new generation of platforms, its features still had to be bound by last-gen limitations.

Hinting that the new Mass Effect title will be exclusive to the Xbox One and PS4, McNally said that he developer won’t have the same issue with the next entry in the sci-fi series. McNally stated that the next Mass Effect game will offer truly “next-gen” visuals.

Few details have been revealed re3garding the fourth Mass Effect titles at this time. The biggest announcement made thus far is that the next entry will introduce a new protagonist to the franchise. It has been confirmed that players will not be taking control of Commander Shepard as the storyline from the series’ previous lead character was fully concluded in the original Mass Effect trilogy.

It is because of this decision to move toward a new main character that Bioware has revealed that the new project will not be titled Mass Effect 4 in an effort to differentiate the next entry from the Shepard storyline. However, information about who the new playable protagonist will be has not been revealed at this time. In fact, there haven’t been any details revealed surrounding the cast of the new Mass Effect game thus far.