Mass Effect 4 not “Mass Effect 4”

In an interview published over the weekend at VG247, Bioware Montreal Producer Fabrice Condominas made a couple of interesting comments on the potential future for what is now a massive cross-media franchise.

Asked the question that most fans want asked – what next? – he gave this reply.

“There is one thing we are absolutely sure of – there will be no more Shepard, and the trilogy is over. This is really our starting point. Now the Mass Effect universe is vast, and very, very rich. So at this point in time, we don’t even know what kind of time frame we’re going to be in. All we’re doing is more gathering ideas from the teams, gathering feedback to see several things. So first, we don’t want to make ‘Shepard 2′, or Mass Effect 4 with like, ‘oh there’s no more Shepard but you’re a soldier in the universe’. So this will be a very, very different context for sure, and nothing has been decided on the rest.”

Which certainly seems to tie in with the ending of Mass Effect 3 being a full stop on Shepards story. The Mass Effect Universe has a huge strength of being a detailed and diverse Space Opera setting, and I think stepping away from the trilogy and going somewhere different is a smart move. I don’t think there has ever been any doubt that Bioware would make more games!

Source: VG247
Reporter: Matt

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