It was just a short while ago that Bioware announced they were in the early conceptual phases of creating a brand new game running on the Frostbite engine set in their Mass Effect universe. The announcement came from Bioware Montrael who would be developing the game, who stated that they’d be, “very respectful” of the franchise and the universe as a whole, but that they’d be pursuing new gameplay and story directions. Essentially, then, it’s as though they’re aiming to create a brand new IP that just so happens to be set within the Mass Effect universe. It’s a smart move: it gives players something different, while still utilising the depth of the universe that Bioware so patiently crafted.
And now it seems they want your feedback on how to progress, with Casey Hudson once again taking to Twitter to ask fans if they’d like the next game to take place before or after the main Mass Effect trilogy: “Parsing through your thoughts on the next #ME game,” he wrote. “Would you be more interested in a game that takes place before the trilogy, or after?”
Just before the official announcement regarding the new game, Hudson had also his followers asking what they’d like to see in the next Mass Effect game.
I said it before and I’ll say it again, I’d love a game set during humanities first contact with the Turians. Although after is also appealing – they could jump pretty far into the future. Either way, after the disappointing ending to the trilogy, I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with next, and of seeing more of the fantastic Mass Effect universe.