BioWare in discussions for Mass Effect Andromeda mobile spin-off
BioWare has revealed to finder.com.au that plans are afoot for an iOS and Android mobile spin-off title that ties into Mass Effect Andromeda.
As one of the most highly anticipated games of 2017, the release of Mass Effect Andromeda for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 23 is a big day for many gamers. For those who prefer playing on mobile, however, Mass Effect is nowhere in sight. This is somewhat a surprise since Mass Effect 3 launched in March 2012 alongside the warmly received mobile spin-off title Mass Effect Infiltrator. Especially given publisher EA isn’t short on in-house, mobile-orientated studios like Fire Monkeys. It was Iron Monkeys – one half of Fire Monkeys – that made Infiltrator.
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Mass Effect Infiltrator was also somewhat revolutionary, in that the achievements you made in the mobile title, impacted the main console game. Namely, the Galaxy at War mode. It wasn’t a story-defining impact, but it was still a pleasant incentive to give the mobile title a go. However, for the release of Mass Effect Andromeda, no such title exists. At least, not yet.
During a lengthy chat with Mass Effect Andromeda’s producer Fabrice Condominas just prior to the game’s release - which also covered the addition of one night stands to the game’s sex engine and how the new engine impacted the visuals - we discussed how Andromeda will connect with the rest of the Mass Effect universe. As well as covering the how and why of player decisions being saved, Condominas spoke of discussions currently being held around a potential mobile spin-off. Here is how the conversation went:
For players who went through the original trilogy, are any of their previous decisions carried across?
Have any provisions been put in place to carry forward any decisions made in Mass Effect Andromeda to whatever title happens next?
Well, we saw the previous Mass Effect game connect with a mobile title in an innovative way, was that experiment considered a success and are you looking to do something like that again?
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