The choices you’ve already made in the first two Mass Effect games are adding up. In a recent interview with PC Zone, BioWare’s Casey Hudson revealed that the story in Mass Effect 3 will have over 1,000 story variations based on player choices in the first two games.
“We plan out the larger plot points of the story from one game to the next, but it would be impossible to plan it all in advance,” explained Hudson. “More importantly, we’d never be able to plan as many creative opportunities if we’d do it all up front. Instead, we record what a player has done in a play-through, and then we have all those choices available that writers can refer to as they build storylines… Numerically, it’s over 1,000 variables that we’ll have access to for shaping the Mass Effect 3 experience for people who’ve played the previous games.”
You can read the interview in its entirety in issue 224 of PC Zone, which is on newsstands now.
Aug 4, 2010
Source: PC Zone via CVG