Those following the ABC television show Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, may not know that the show actually ‘borrowed’ a portion of Mass Effect’s original concept art in one of its recent episodes.
The scene showcasing a training facility for enhanced soldiers, boasts a modified section of BioWare’s “Mass Effect 3: Earth Alliance” print. The similarities are too uncanny to be given the benefit of the doubt.
The Mass Effect 3: Earth Alliance print originally sold 500 copies, and the image is widely available online. It has to be asked whether ABC borrowed the portion of the artwork after contacting EA or BioWare for permission. From the Tweets of BioWare developers that followed soon after the news broke, I’d say not.
“I eagerly await our honorary Agents of Shield badges,” Aaryn Flynn, general manager for BioWare’s Mass Effect and Dragon Age studios in Edmonton and Montreal, wrote on Twitter last night.
“Wait, you didn’t get your helicarrier?” responded BioWare cinematic designer John Epler.
The ABC network has remained quiet and have not responded to the news.