Bioware has revealed that the next entry in the Mass Effect franchise will feature a hero who doesn’t resemble Commander Shepard in any way.
BioWare Montreal producer Fabrice Condominas confirmed that while the series will continue beyond the current trilogy, it will be a completely separate experience then what we’re use to.
He explained, “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.”
While nothing else in the next entry of the franchise is known at this point, Bioware hasn’t given up on Mass Effect 3 yet. The company recently announced the Omega DLC, which is set to be the largest expansion for the game yet. BioWare has also stated more DLC is coming for Mass Effect 3 besides the Omega DLC.
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