Mass Effect studio BioWare has spoken about the next instalment in the series at PAX East, claiming that the next generation console hardware is "pretty awesome" and outlining its plans for some of the more controversial aspects of the game's makeup.
During the Q&A session, studio representatives Cathleen Rootsaert and Joel MacMillan, art director, didn't give too much away, as is par for the course, but they did give some tidbits of information that will surely help get fans excited about the next title in the much-loved and oft-divisive series.
One of the questions was surrounding user choice, more specifically whether or not the option for same-sex relationships within the game would remain. Rootsaert fielded that one, saying:
We can't divulge that. But, I'll just say that inclusivity is part of the BioWare mandate. So, we do our best.
When asked whether or not the game would make an appearance on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, MacMillan hinted that that could be the case, but he wouldn't be drawn on specifics, saying:
It's kind of tricky to officially comment on that, but I mean, gen4looks pretty awesome and Mass Effect's an awesome-looking game.
It's been almost two years since BioWare officially confirmed that it was working on a fourth Mass Effect game and that it would be a new experience running on the Frostbite 3 Engine andnot featuring series stalwart Commander Sheppard, but since then things have been relatively quiet so fans will be happy to take whatever they can get on the news front!