BioWare has revealed that the morality system from the original trilogy will not return with Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Fans of the series will be well versed with the Paragon/Renegade system from the first three games. Players had the freedom to decide their course of actions based on whether they wanted to be the good guy or not. Siding with either Paragon or Renegade also had a severe effect on how the storyline unfolded for players.
However, with the new installment in the franchise, BioWare plans to move away from that morality system and “loosen things up a little”. While speaking with GamesRadar, Creative Director Mac Walters stated that the team is opting for a more open approach:
I think in general, with all this sophistication of games or engaging in any kind of entertainment right now, [gamers are] looking for more of those shades of grey. I think now we’re moving away from [Paragon/Renegade System]. We’ve been looking for other ways to engage more of those shades of grey; less about it being obviously being right or wrong and more about giving people a sense of choice
Recently, the developer confirmed that the decisions taken at the end of of Mass Effect 3 will not impact the storyline of Mass Effect: Andromeda. There were three different endings of Mass Effect 3, depending on choices made, but they will not be carried over to the new game.
Mass Effect: Andromeda was originally slated for a release this year but has been pushed back into March 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.