Humanity potentially plays a very interesting role in the next Mass Effect game, which, rumour has it, is about Colonialism.
Fans of BioWare's space RPG are abuzz thanks to a post on NeoGAF showing a marketing survey supposedly sent out by the company to gauge where players would stand on purchasing the game.
Here is a transcript of the screenshot. Warning: Potential Mass Effect Andromeda spoilers ahead.
“Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way, where players will lead the fight for a new home in hostile territory – where WE are the aliens – opposed by a deadly indigenous race bent on stopping us.
Experience the freedom to traverse and explore a planet-dense but seamless open-world galaxy, rich with discovery. Play as the leader of a squad of military-trained explorers in an intense third-person shooter, with deep progression and customization systems.
This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda Galaxy.”
“There is a major battle brewing, and it awaits you. It is unfolding across a galaxy of planets, with creatures and species entirely unknown. Draw your weapon, because the fight is bigger than you thought. It’s not just for your own life, it’s for all of humanity—the ultimate battle for a place we can all call home.”
At this time, there is no official post from BioWare or EA regarding the survey. We will update this story further as it develops.