Last week we finally got some new information for Mass Effect 4, though unfortunately all it was was concept art. Concept art really is the worst kind of "new" information when it comes to games, due to the fact that a lot of the images may not even be used. It merely gives an impression of what the world could be like in the upcoming game.
But if we take some information that we received from a leak last year, we may actually be able to join the two together and get a glimpse of the worlds that these new alien races may be inhabiting!
New Alien Races Leak for Mass Effect 4
Naturally the image above isn't part of this leak, but for those of you that aren't familiar with it, allow me to fill you in or simply refresh your memory! It's called the PAX Prime 2013 leak. In August of last year, Mass Effect producer Michael Gamble put out a call for fans attending PAX Prime 2013, requesting that they get in touch. 21 lucky fans were selected by Bioware to receive a two hour look at Mass Effect 4 behind closed doors. Why does this not happen to me?
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Naturally, the contents of that meeting were not designed to be made public, but shortly after the event took place, an apparent attendee of this function uploaded some information on what they saw Bioware were working on!
The post was written on a rather obscure Mass Effect forum and fan webpage, therefore it wasn't actually noticed until November last year, at which time it was picked up and reproduced by Reddit and NeoGAF. Included were details hinting at when the game would be set and, perhaps most excitingly, information on two new alien races!
After the post was online for months, once the information started to attract a lot of attention, it was inexplicably removed. It was never verified by anyone, least of all Bioware, but the information it entailed could have been true when we examine the concept art and the fact that it was so hastily removed!
So, the details we received from the attendee described an unveiling of two new alien races, one was an "arrogant", skeletal race with glowing eyes. Could this be linked with the image below, as the ship would mirror their own appearance? The second race was an "ancient, advanced guardian" one with a [Scifi](channel:931759) golem-like look - which fits with the concept art above.
Mako-esque land vehicles were also apparently shown, with different models for various environments (coooool) - which of course we have already seen confirmed since then! Looks like this guy may have been giving us some solid info! So with all of these new races, I'm thinking that Mass Effect 4 is definitely a sequel, they've also told us to hang on to our old saves, so it seems like the most likely option!
What do you guys think? Are these new races something we can count on for Mass Effect 4? Also, are you excited for Dragon Age: Inquisition? Let us know in the comments!