Mass Effect Interview at Gamescom 2011

At the end of the trade day at Gamesom we managed to grab a quick few minutes with the the dev team of Mass Effect. We threw the questions open to you on our Twitter feed @GAMEdigital

Release Date: 29/09/2011

At the end of the trade day at Gamesom we managed to grab a quick few minutes with the the dev team of Mass Effect. We threw the questions open to you on our Twitter feed @GAMEdigital and here is what you asked . . .

@Limbatron - Tell me Miranda Lawson is back on board with Shepard!

So yeah, Miranda's back in the game, we can confirm that. To what extent - I can't tell you!

@SteveCampbell01 - Given that ME2 was such a success - what new mechanics can you bring in to make it even better?

It's something that we struggle withall the time. You set the bar so high you have to keep on pushing it. So Mass Effect 3 is more along the lines of large-scale galactic war and that's what'll really push it to the next level. I mean, we've been talking about the Reapers for two games now and they're finally here in Mass Effect 3 - that's pretty damn satisfying in itself. And we get to conclude it, we get to wrap everything up and that's the big set piece for it.

@birkalo - Can you give us any examples of the weapons modifications we've been told about?

So, you can add things like scopes, you can add things like gun barrels to add damage, decrease noise, increase accuracy - handles and stuff like that - so basically, things that will modify statistics on the weapon. Anything you can think about, we can possibly do. There are in-level weapons tables you have to approach, then you can do your thing.

@UKVampire - How will the size of the game compare to ME2?

We haven't exactly figured out the exact play length, but generally, you know, comparing it to Mass Effect 2 in terms of size and scale is fair - it's about the same.

@ - How will Kinect be used in Mass Effect 3?

So, like we showed off at E3, Kinect is basically just the voice recognition system. You'll be able to command your squad mates throughout the battlefield and then when you're done, and you're in conversation you basically paraphrase what you see on screen and choose that appropriate response.

@CanaryWundaboy - Are you planning to reward people who have certain (or all) achievements on the previous Mass Effect games?

Oh yeah, yeah, absolutely! We can tell all that stuff from the save game that you import. Players who have put a lot of time into Mass Effect there's a couple of things that we're throwing in there extra.

But you'll have to wait to find out!

Mass Effect 3 is available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC next year.

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