BioWare Talking About Next Mass Effect
-Jovan St. Lawrence
BioWare is now in the process of laying down the foundation for the next Mass Effect game. They are promising that Commander Shepard will not return and that Shepard’s story is over. The studio is also not going to replace him/her with a no name space commander either.
BioWare Producer Fabrice Condominas said the studio will stick to its word: “Alive or dead, Shepard’s journey ended in ME3.”
“There is one thing we are absolutely sure of – there will be no more Shepard, and the trilogy is over,” Condominas said. “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.”
Nice to know that BioWare isn’t gonna bring back Shepard after they said they wouldn’t and not dragging the character out of retirement for a possibly embarrassing comeback.
Would you like to see more Mass Effect now that Shepard is gone? Where would you want the series to go and how?