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author: Adrian Werner

Mass Effect Devs Want to Help With Amazon's TV Series

Not all BioWare veterans share the opinion of David Gaider, who criticized the idea of a TV adaptation of Mass Effect. The screenwriter and composer of music for the games are excited about the project and would like to help with its realization.

One of the hottest topics this week has been a potential TV adaptation of the Mass Effect franchise, which Amazon Prime Video is said to be preparing. David Gaider, the former scriptwriter of Dragon Age spoke negatively about the idea. However, it turns out that his opinion is not shared by all BioWare veterans. Screenwriter and composer for the Mass Effect trilogy are not only excited about the prospect of a TV adaptation, but would also like to be involved in it.

We're talking about two veterans of the series. Drew Karpyshyn was the main scriptwriter of the first Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. He also wrote three novels set in the universe of - Mass Effect: Revelation, Mass Effect: Ascension and Mass Effect: Retribution. On Twitter, he commented on reports of a TV adaptation, stating that he is not involved in it at the moment, but he is excited about the project and would be happy to be consulted on its creation.

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Drew Karpyshyn has also spoken positively about the idea of adapting his books. It would make sense, since the first of them, Mass Effect: Revelation serves as a prequel to the games.

The second veteran is Sam Hulick, who was one of the composers for the Mass Effect trilogy. He also expressed his desire to work on the TV adaptation of the franchise.

It is worth noting that people who were associated with the series have spoken positively about the potential adaptation of Mass Effect from the beginning. David Gaider, who criticizes the idea, did not work on the franchise - he spent his entire career at BioWare, dealing mainly with various fantasy games, including Dragon Age, Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights.

The creation of the show is not certain yet. Reliable reports say only that Amazon's talks with the owner of the rights to the franchise, Electronic Arts, are in the final stretch.

  1. BioWare - official homepage
  2. Mass Effect - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


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