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Opinion Rumor Jeff Grubb: Bioware considering Unreal Engine for Mass Effect 5

Warablo

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Is EA learning that maybe using Frostbite for every game isnt a good idea?
 

Rikkori

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Doesn't matter what engine they use if they make it shit like Andromeda. Plus they half-assed the ME1-3 remasters, so where's the faith come from? Meh.
 

Hendrick's

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So then with Dragon Age releasing in 2023 they are not embracing next-gen(why are we still calling current gen next gen?) visual tech?
 
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Andromeda’s biggest problem was the maps. The writing was mediocre, the facial animations bad, the colonization choices underdeveloped - but all of it could have stayed above water if they hadn’t taken the worst part of the first games, the vehicles, and built a big, empty “open world” for schlepping around in them. It worked better on some planets than others but it was a bad design choice.
 

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After 4, no AC games are numbered. This will be the same
Oh I think you are going to be suprised soon when ACV is used in the title of a new mainland AC game. Its easy enough to say all the ones without numbers are side stories to flesh out the backstory. Its too big a marketing asset to ignore and will be utilized, they are just waiting on it.
 
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Grubb doesn't know what he's on about. Frostbite has been well behind UE since its inception.

No matter what nice graphics it's put out in BF games, as a suite of game dev tools nothing can hold a candle to UE. Frostbite just isn't practical for anything other than a Dice shooter game. Look how ME: Andromeda turned out.
 
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I thought this was well ahead in its development and they dont have even an engine chosen? Jesus this is 2024 the earliest.
 

The Shepard

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I'm confused, isn't mass effect and dragon age two diffrent teams at two different bioware studio's? What's the dragon age team being doing since dragon age 3, it will have taken them almost 10 years to make dragon age 4 by 2023. Then you got the mass effect team who'll have nothing out since anthem starting to make there game in 2023. Did the teams merge at some point?
 
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Airbus Jr

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Bioware coming back to UE

Epic be like

 

Andodalf

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Montreal made Andromeda and it was their first and only game as lead developer, they’re now a part of Motive.

The folks that made DI got pulled off of DA:4 to work on anthem, and then rebooted DA:4 after. BioWare is now all hands on deck for DA:4, not counting the sub studio that works on TOR.
 
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I mean the latest unreal engine looks ... well ... unreal
 
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Some devs seem obsessed with using in-house tools but the vast majority of them cut their teeth in Unreal and know their way around it
 

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Yoda

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Won't fix the writing, but at least the animations should function at launch?
 

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All these years later I still chuckle at what a fucking moron that guy is.
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This story is making my face tired.
 
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