Hmmmm…. “We’re in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game. What would you want to see in it?” This afternoon Mass Effect Executive producer Casey Hudson sent out a tweet that got the imaginations of Mass Effect fans working overtime. While this is something we’ve discussed at length on our podcast Rated NA, we’re elated to hear that Bioware is hard at work on a next-gen Mass Effect title. After a bit of stewing here is what we’d love to see.
This news just hit the web this afternoon, and since I was just informed that we’ll be recording our first girls of gaming podcast with some special guests this week I figured I’d post some great news.
Jade Raymond managing director of Ubisoft Montreal is heading up production on the next game in the Splinter Cell series. Jade’s credentials include
- Assassin’s Creed (2007) (Producer)
- Assassin’s Creed II (2009) (Executive Producer)
- Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (2010) (Executive Producer)
In a recent interview with Gamasutra, Raymond discussed how Ubisoft would be handling this new title.
“All of the core team has relocated with me from Montreal,” said Raymond. “Where you develop a game does have an impact on who it appeals to… When you think of it like that, I think the Splinter Cell franchise fits Toronto,”
Raymond also went on to discuss what they are going to do with all of that AAA Assassin’s creed money
“Instead of starting a studio and working on small projects, Nintendo DS or portables, we’re starting out of the gate with triple-A only,” she said. “The reason that I think that’s the right strategy is that it allows us to attract the best talent right off the bat.”
Also check out this old interview with Jade where she talks candidly about her career and even some early comparisons between Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed.