Rumors are swirling about the direction of the next installment in the Mass Effect series, and it seems that Bioware might be taking a step back from the open-world approach of Mass Effect: Andromeda. According to insider rumors, the studio is planning to return to the classic format of the original trilogy.
Windows Central's Jez Corden claims that Bioware is ditching the open-world design of Andromeda in favor of a more streamlined and story-focused experience. While this is still speculation at this point, it is an interesting rumor to consider.
Many fans of the Mass Effect series have voiced their appreciation for the more focused and immersive storytelling of the original trilogy. The relationships between characters and the depth of the narrative were highlights of the series, and going back to this format could be a welcome change for players.
On the other hand, Bethesda's recently released space epic Starfield has received criticism for feeling too much like “just a Bethesda game.” Some players find the vastness of the open-world and the multitude of planets to be overwhelming and lacking in meaningful content.
If Bioware decides to return to the classic Mass Effect format, it could be a move that is celebrated by fans. However, it is important to note that this is still speculation and nothing has been confirmed by the studio.
For those who prefer the classic Mass Effect trilogy over Andromeda, there are many other old games that offer a similar experience. And if you're looking to quench your thirst for space exploration, we have a comprehensive guide to the companions in Starfield.
– Windows Central – Jez Corden
– The Xbox Two podcast