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Mass Effect Andromeda, Titanfall 2 Before April 2017

We don’t know very much about Mass Effect Andromeda, and the Titanfall sequel has only been heard of in whispers so dull that I don’t think we’ve even mentioned it at RPS. However, we do now know a teensy bit more about both games: they’re due to launch before the end of March 2017. A new Battlefield is coming soon too, unsurprisingly. I’m not sure what you’ll intend to do with this information. Perhaps you’re planning to have a baby in the next 14 months and might want to add some themed names to the list? Beautiful bouncing baby B3 Wingman.

Those swots at Eurogamer pored over the latest financial reports from publisher Electronic Arts, and here I am cannily looking over their shoulder to copy the answer. Look, EG, you can accept this is happening or I can do it anyway and show you what happens when you cause trouble for me. Good? Good. Look, here’s what EA CEO Andrew Wilson said about their plans for the next fiscal year, which runs from April 2016 to the end of March 2017:

“In [the first quarter], we’ll begin with the creative and innovative Mirror’s Edge Catalyst from DICE launching in May. A great line-up of EA Sports titles are in development for next year, and we look forward to sharing more about these new experiences in the months ahead. An all-new Battlefield game from DICE will arrive in time for the holidays, we’re excited to have a new Titanfall experience coming from our friends at Respawn – and of course, Mass Effect Andromeda from the team at BioWare will launch later in the fiscal year.”

Mass Effect baby names will be tricky, given that what we know is mostly what it won’t do: it won’t be set in places we know and it won’t star people we know. The last trailer hinted its protagonist may be named Ryder, but that’s a TERRIBLE name. You might as well name your child Kaidan. Good grief.

Do bear in mind that your spawn may be less than thrilled when they find out what their name references. Consider obscuring the origins: Ianlusive Manfred would be a great first/middle name pairing. Gary Vikram. Or if you go with Miranda, tell the sprog they’re named after Miranda Hart.

(Er, sometimes I worry people might not fully understand when I’m joking and what I’m serious about. To be clear: please don’t name your children awful things after characters from video games. Don’t even have children. But should you somehow end up with one and want to name them in honour of your all-consuming hobby, do at least name it after a cool revolver. Broken Butterfly is a lovely name.)

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