Mass Effect 4 details have been potentially leaked by a survey, according to a new rumour.
An authenticated survey from BioWare seems to have leaked a substantial amount of details on Mass Effect 4.
That includes information on plot, multiplayer and even the potential location of the upcoming Mass Effect game.
The information comes via a now deleted Reddit user, who claims he took a survey on Mass Effect 4 that revealed a whole load of information about the game.
Although the survey hasn’t been authenticated, this is a similar scenario to what happened back in 2012 with what was then called Dragon Age 3.
It may well be BioWare testing out some ideas for the game, so aren’t necessarily indicative of what will eventually appear in the game. But we’re super excited nonetheless.
According to the survey, Mass Effect 4 will take place in the Helius Cluster, which is a cluster of hundreds of solar systems within the Andromeda Galaxy.
As for the character you’ll play, they are currently being called the “Pathfinder” and will explore an adventure “far removed by time and space from Commander Shepard’s heroic acts and the final events of the Mass Effect trilogy”.
As a “combat trained but untested explorer”, your goal is to find a new home for humanity within the Helius Cluster – cue lots of exploring with the Mako across “a sprawling system of solar systems”.
You’ll need to collect resources along the way, build colonies and face “cut-throat outlaws” and rather hostile alien races as you explore.
But more importantly you’ll also discover remains of the Remnant – a mysterious alien race that wields technology that “holds the key to gaining power in this region of the galaxy.”
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You’ll be drawn into a “violent race” to the technology’s source within the Helius Cluster, collecting blueprints to craft better weapons and equipment en route.
It seems that you’ll also have to begin building colonies throughout the Helius Cluster, spending your resources to “recruit mercenaries and develop and AI controlled Strike Team that you can reply to take on randomly generated, time-sensitive missions.”
These Strike Team missions can be undertaken alongside the main game, and can take a variety of forms including Remnant artefact discovery and settlement defence.
It also looks like there will be a multiplayer Horde mode that you can play with up to three friends. You and your pals will have to survive “against waves of enemy troops on various battlefields throughout the galaxy”. The Horde waves will increase in difficulty as you accomplish objectives.
The Mass Effect 4 storyline will see you recruit seven crew members, each with unique abilities and backstories. Just like previous Mass Effect games, you’ll have the option to play through character-specific missions to earn their loyalty.
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We’ll have to wait and see as to whether any of this is true in the coming months.