Mass Effect 3 may have been the end of Shepard’s story, but Bioware have made no secret of the fact that they were planning on creating more Mass Effect titles, and considering the depth of the universe they’ve crafted who can really blame them – there’s just so much they could do with all that lore lying around the place. “The Mass Effect universe is vast, and Casey and our teams have plans for another full game,” Bioware stated in a blog post back in September.
According to Casey Hudson’s Twitter feed that sequel to Mass Effect is already in the early stages of its developmental life, and they’d like to know what you want to see in it:
“we’re in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game. What would you want to see in it?”
Keep in mind, though, that Commander Shepard won’t be starring in future Mass Effect games. Ray Mazuka, CEO of Bioware, stated in an interview with PC Gamer that Mass Effect 3 was indeed the end of his ( or her) journey: “Mass Effect 3 is simultaneously a couple of different things: a thrilling and epic conclusion to the trilogy as we promised our fans we’d provide for Commander Shepard, but it’s also a brand new beginning – it’s an entry point for new fans and it’s also a brand new beginning.”
Micheal Gamble followed up by saying: “After this, Commander Shepard’s story is complete.” When PC Gamer pressed him by asking if this indeed meant Commander Shepard wouldn’t be in future games set in the Mass Effect universe, he replied, “Correct.”
So, another Mass Effect game. Will you be leaving Bioware your feedback on what you’d like to see? Personally I’d love a prequel that explored human’s first steps into the depths of the galaxy, including their encounters and subsequent war with the Turians.