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BioWare Teases "Feature X" For ME3

Hey. Don't go givin' us this "X-factor" crap. We want to know.

Mass Effect 3 is destined to be one of the best (and most popular) titles of 2012, and we're all clamoring for more details. Well, as one reader pointed out this morning, it seems BioWare is keeping one feature under wraps for the time being.

Lead Designer Preston Watamaniuk and Associate Producer Billy Buskell have tweeted about something called "Feature X." Watamaniuk's update can be found here:

"Writing the spec doc for Secret Feature X this morning. The easier it is to write a detailed spec the more confident I am in the design."

And here's Buskell's contribution:

"With @PWatamaniuk back in the studio this week, our team was plugging away on Secret Feature X. Gameplay room was buzzing!"

Okay, any ideas? It could have something to do with multiplayer, which has been an oft-discussed new feature for ME3, or it could be something we've never considered. Either way, the interest level for BioWare's new project will only continue to rise as time goes on.

Related Game(s): Mass Effect 3

Tags: mass effect 3, me3, bioware, me3 feature x

7/12/2011 9:43:28 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (15 posts)

Nickjcal
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 10:01:49 AM
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The only things I can think of are Multiplayer or maybe coop.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 10:19:24 AM

Isn't coop already confirmed?

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 10:17:19 AM
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it could be anything. really looking forward to me3. i absolutely loved me2. great game, and a great series.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 10:18:54 AM
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Ok I'll let my fantasy run wild here. What if...

- Mining of planets now require to enter orbit of the planet and physically place mining equipment on the surfaces - with the potential dangers that implies?

- An ingame economy adding a trade element to the game? (major boost to stuff to do after the campaign is done)

- Tradeskills/item creation? (please, yes please)

- A partial integration with the upcoming ME mmo (think Dust 514 VS Eve Online), where certain parts of that universe can be accessed or indirectly changed? (I'm not thinking plain multiplayer here, but "something else"...)

- A more open world where the planets/quests are less linear? (I wish!)

- User generated quests? (No thanks, I prefer to leave that to the pros...)

- Customization/creation of spacecraft(s)?

- Manual navigation of spaceships (or landing pods)?

- The creation of a second character that's assisting Shepard and will be possible to transfer to the ME mmorpg when that arrives?

- A take over of control of planets/systems, ala turfs in GTA:SA?

Oh man, how awesome it must be to work on game concepts for a living... :D

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 10:22:18 AM

how about epic ship to ship space battles where you control the normandy?

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Claire C
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 10:31:59 AM

A more open world would be nice. Each planet is more like a mini Skyrim!

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 10:35:05 AM

LOL I edited and added "manual navigation" to the list when you posted your comment Excel! Normandy would probably be too large a ship to control, but some fighter vs fighter battle could indeed be EPIC!

And yeah Claire, more open planets, many of the planets outside of the quests could even be without anything dangerous or particular to do for that matter, just pure exploration if one wanted to.
Enable us to live an imaginary life as a space traveller. :)

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Claire C
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 10:44:13 AM

Yah! Bioware and Bethesda should team up for Mass Effect: Worlds. :P

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 11:06:18 AM

"Mass Effect: Worlds" -> wow... Excellent title. You know, that could actually be the name of the ME mmo.

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cLoudou
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 11:21:53 AM
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I hear they are talking about revealing Tali's face. I would be all for that except I don't want to be disappointed and/or disgusted by what I find underneath that helmet.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 1:32:38 PM

No matter how sweet they make her she'll never be as cute as she is in my mind, so I hope the helmet stays on. :)

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 11:48:41 AM
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What if "feature X" is Playstation Move?

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Teddie9
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 12:25:11 PM

:(

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cLoudou
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 1:38:02 PM
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Don't get your hopes up, feature 'x' is for Xbox 360. Yes your PS3 will morph into an Xbox, do not use if you treasure your PS3.

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___________
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 4:49:27 AM
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oh come on enough teasing us already!
i feel like a freaking kitten locked up in a yarn factory!

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