The secret formula at Bioware that has helped create the lightning in the bottle in the video game industry of such classics Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire and Dragon Age will be tested again this March with Mass Effect Andromeda.
So many of these dynamics live and die with relationship between characters. We sit down with both Tom Taylorson and Fryda Wolff to talk about picking up the mantle as both the male and female protagonists in Mass Effect Andromeda.
Topics of discussion include but are not limited to:
- What it means for THEM to play in the Mass Effect world
- What it’s like to work for and with Bioware
- How to create 4 or 5 versions of Ryder for different character choices
- How their personal relationship plays into the banter
- Who “will they bang, okay?”
Both Tom and Fryda didn’t give up much in terms of story details but both confirmed the scenes they have together are some of the most emotional in the game. Interestingly, both actors are good friends but had to keep the ‘job of a lifetime’ a secret from one another, it was through simple prodding that they both announced, “I got the job as the lead character in Mass Effect!”
Moreover, if you’re envious of all the juicy info both actors must have about the story arch of the game, fear not. For both Tom and Fryda watching the recent character trailers is the first time they’ve seen many of their (beloved) squad mates fully realized!
Expect more Mass Effect Andromeda coverage in the coming days