While most of us are looking forward to Mass Effect Andromeda, it looks like Electronic Arts and Great America have more Mass Effect plans for us. They are set to bring a “first-of-its-kind” 4D Mass Effect experience in the form of a new attraction based on the games.
Wearing 3D glasses riders will climb aboard motion-based seating. A live performer will curate the journey though “next generation 3D visual.” In an experience that merges the experience of the motion seating, high tech sound and other 4D effects the riders can expect an immersive experience. Though we have no idea what a “4D” experience actually is.
Promising to be a journey to distant planets where you’ll face off against bigger than life adversaries and “ultimately save the day” we can expect inspiration to be taken from the first three games of the series. Will this mean we see Commander Sheppard? Or will the story for the ride be based more on events leading up to Andromeda? We’ll have to wait to see what details are revealed at a later date.
“Partnering with a world-wide gaming leader like EA will enable us to build an incredible user experience for our guests,” said California’s Great America Vice President and General Manager Raul Rehnborg. “This combination of technology and creative videogame content is sure to usher in a new wave of entertainment innovation in amusement parks.”
“EA and BioWare are thrilled to partner with Great America and see one of our most iconic games turned into an exciting high-tech attraction,” said Patrick O’Brien, Vice President of Entertainment and Licensing, EA. “Having a partner who shares our commitment to thrilling our fans is extremely important to us and we look forward to building an attraction that will appeal to the Mass Effect fan-base and introduce it to many more.”
With the ride scheduled to arrive in 2016, will this be a good way to build up anticipation for Mass Effect Andromeda? If it holds some clues as to what we will be seeing in the game, then it just might.
If you have the chance, will you go on the Mass Effect ride? Let us know your thoughts below.