Fans don't need a Mass Effect TV show, says former BioWare writer
Former BioWare narrative designer and writer David Gaider has tweeted his concerns about the rumored Mass Effect TV series that Amazon is allegedly interested in adapting.
According to Gaider, now the Co-Founder and Creative Director of game development studio Summerfall Studios, a TV series could alienate fans because specific choices would have to be made about the protagonist's gender and pre-established personality. In the game, the player gets to define them but, as Gaider writes: "That's not going to work for a passive medium."
Gaider's worries also expand to other areas of the game that might not translate well into single episode chunks, including the companions. "There is no way in hell any single story could encompass them all equally," he writes.
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