Mass Effect - Interviews @ TeamXbox, GameSpot
TeamXbox speaks with BioWare's Derek Watts - Art Director for Mass Effect - in an interview titled Behind the Art of Mass Effect. Here's a snip:
What were the inspirations for the look of the game?
Derek Watts: For the environments, we basically poured over photos of unique areas you can find on earth, from the Lake District in England to the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand. For structures we generally looked at Modern Architecture from Europe and Japan. We also looked at artists such as Syd Mead, Chris Cunningham and John Harris. We looked at numerous movies, from Tron to Solaris. We wanted a clean look to this world. Something that looks like it could be possible in the future and somewhere you would want to go. We really tried to hammer home to everyone that the look we wanted was clean and futuristic.
Meanwhile, GameSpot's On the Spot video show has a video interview with Producer Casey Hudson on "exciting new developments"...although you'll have to endure the first 30 mins before you find out what they are.
Information aboutMass Effect
SP/MP: Single + MP
Platform: Xbox 360