Mass Effect turned fifteen on November 20th. On its 15th birthday, few pitch documents and videos went viral. Let us take you on a tour down memory lane
A recent tweet from an unofficial Twitter account has been doing the rounds since yesterday. What’s in there? It’s basically a pitch document from 2003, along with the first-ever prototype video, submitted by the director Casey Hudson.
Mass Effect Details:
Developed by BioWare and directed by Casey Hudson, Mass Effect is a military sci-fi role-play game, released on 20th November, 2007. It’s the first game of the Mass Effect series.
Plot: The game is set in the year 2148, and talks about the interstellar age, where humanity is threatened by the Reapers. The player takes the role of a Commander Shephard, a graduate from System Alliance special force program, who has to stop the Reaper’s invasion in a new galaxy. The player has the access to decide the Commander’s first name, gender, combat-training and appearance. The Commander and his squad battle the Reapers to save the civilization. So basically, player’s action decides the fate of life in the new galaxy. With high resolution graphics, textures, real-time character interaction, Mass Effect was a treat for the gamers.
What do the pitch documents say?
The document is basically a pitch submitted by the director Casey Hudson, back in 2003. Originally the game was nicknamed SFX. The early concepts and plot outlines talk about the storyline, planetary exploration and online trading. From the idea of the gameplay to the plot, the basic pitch is more-or-less the same we find in Mass Effect.
Apart from the document, a video footage is also doing the rounds. The 21 seconds video of SFX showcases shooting in a warehouse.
Walking down the memory lane is of course fun. But fans can’t wait to know ‘what’s next’. Last year on N7 Day, BioWare tweeted an image that said, “Mass Effect will continue”. Fingers crossed.