During the madness that is San Diego Comic-Con week, BioWare held a panel for the next game in the Mass Effect series, which everyone currently knows as Mass Effect 4 until the official title is released.
The panel, which was called Charting a Course: Developing the Next Mass Effect didn’t reveal too much, but did have a couple of juicy morsels, such as the super exciting confirmation that the Mako would be returning, and with it, the exploration from the original game fans so desperately missed in the two sequels.
Now the full Comic-Con panel video has been released online and, even better, it comes with a brief peek at an early version of the new Mako in action. You can watch it below.
Mass Effect developers from the Edmonton and Montreal studios discuss what it’s like to expand on a well-established and beloved video game franchise. Panelists Carl Boulay (lead animator), Fabrice Condominas (producer), Mike Gamble (producer), and Noel Lukasewich (senior artist) share their experiences in shaping the next Mass Effect game with new possibilities while staying true to the critically acclaimed series. Moderated by Malik Forte, from Nerdist.com.
The ultra-early teaser of the Mako driving starts at the 7:05 mark. Just imaging how amazing that’s going to be when the game is complete! I don’t think footage of gameplay still so far from completion has ever given me goosebumps before, but this sure does.