The long-awaited fifth main entry in the Mass Effect video game franchise is still a ways off but the game’s project director, Mike Gamble, still decided to give fans a tease of things to come with a brief message, an image of a location players can expect to see, and an encoded audio file.
“In the nearly 15 years since the release of the first Mass Effect, the biggest reason we still love working on it is the warmth, dedication, and passion of this community,” Gamble says. “There are some of you who have been with us through everything. We’ve grown together, sacrificed Ashley together, (Editor’s Note: Or Kaidan, Mike! We all make different choices.) faced difficulties together…and laughed until our Faces Were Tired…together! And for those of you who are new to Mass Effect (thanks, Legendary Edition!), welcome! I can promise that many years of fun, adventures, and characters you’ll fall in love with are still ahead.
“Regardless of when you joined us, through four games and more expansions, I can say with certainty that we’re in this because of you, and every N7 Day is a wonderful reminder of that. As we look forward, each week is a fun and exciting challenge for the team. We love bringing this universe to life, and although there’s much more we want to share with you, that’ll have to be for another time. For now, there is something we want you to have a look at. We’ve intercepted some strange footage from one of the monitoring stations in known space. It could be nothing, but…”
The image that accompanied the above message can be seen below.
An encoded audio file was also shared with fans. While it just sounded like static originally, numerous Twitter users quickly decoded it to reveal that it’s actually a message from the character Liara. She says, “I can see it. How did we miss this? Exactly, the Council will be furious, although they should know by now not to underestimate human defiance. It always was their most defining characteristic.”
— Mass Effect (@masseffect) November 7, 2022
Mass Effect 5, which has yet to be given an official title, was announced back in 2020. Little is known about the game beyond the fact that it’ll continue the story established in previous entries in the main series and that it’ll run on Unreal Engine.
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