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Original Mass Effect Pitch Gets Shared in Honor of the Game's 15th Anniversary
The original pitch for what would become the first Mass Effect game is being shared online in celebration of the series' birthday.
An unofficial Twitter profile called Mass Effect News, which, as the name suggests, is an account that details the goings-on with Mass Effect, has shared a couple of photos from Hudson's original pitch for the first game. This isn't the first time the document has been shared online, and copies of it can be found dating back to 2012. This time is especially significant, though, since the series celebrated its 15th anniversary recently.
The images provide an outline for the maiden installment, describing it as a "spectacular new Sci-Fi roleplaying game," with a treatment detailing a brief background of the overall story and highlighting players' ability to "travel across great distances." It's also interesting to note that the game wasn't called Mass Effect in this 2003 pitch, and was initially going to be given the name "SFX."