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#1 Archmage Silver

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:25 AM

Source: VG247

Speaking with VG247 at a recent EA showcase, BioWare Montreal producer Fabrice Condominas agreed that the studio has never shied away from the fact that Mass Effect will continue after the current trilogy, but with a new hero.

We asked him what the studio’s approach to whatever comes next in the galaxy-hopping franchise will involve, to which Condominas replied, “There is one thing we are absolutely sure of – there will be no more Shepard, and the trilogy is over.”

“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’.



#2 Jarno Mikkola

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

In my opinion, this is for the better... there's a lot of history in the ME universe that can be brought to live via games... as it's kinda hard to continue a story that ended with a player choice as large as in ME 3... it's also probable that there will be no humans in any major or even minor roles.

We'll be actually seeing another Star Wars/Lord of the Rings(Hobbit) trilogy-continuation, just this time with computer games and not with Movies. :whistling: :P But my personal hope is more to the fact of SW:KotOR than of SW episode 1(in time line).

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

10 bucks say it's Randall Ezno.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:11 AM

This is a good thing. If they proved one thing with all the extra content they churned out (iOS games, comics, books, etc), it's that there's a lot more going on in the Mass Effect universe than Shepard's story. It's too early to tell, but should be interesting.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

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We're in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game. What would you want to see in it?



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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

An Update from BioWare Montreal @ BioBlog (the next ME game is already in development)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

Guesses when it will be out? If I had to bet im saying Mid 2014...with the latest being early 2015...

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

It would depend on what kind of game we're talking about here, and whether it has any complexity or not.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

Your guess is as good as ours. At this point, and without anything to go on, I'd say mid 2014 is an "earliest" scenario.

Incidentally:
Can 'Mass Effect' Survive Without Shepard and the Doctors? @ Forbes

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

Your guess is as good as ours. At this point, and without anything to go on, I'd say mid 2014 is an "earliest" scenario.

Incidentally:
Can 'Mass Effect' Survive Without Shepard and the Doctors? @ Forbes


That author noted that it could be an MMO...personally I'd rather see a Dragon Age MMO then a Mass Effect one...So here's to hoping its a single player RPG or perhaps something crazy like an RTS heh...(doubtful...but I can always hope!)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

After TOR, I don't know if Bioware/EA would be willing to spend the oodles of money for another mediocre MMO.

I'm leaning toward single player RPG with a possibility of "cancelled" if DA3 goes horribly wrong.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:01 PM

BioWare Asks: Should Mass Effect 4 be a sequel or a prequel? @ PC Gamer Magazine

I agree with Theacefes, I really don't see them rolling out an MMO, not at this juncture. My answer to the above question would be "neither". If you put it before, you know what's going to happen, if you place it after, you'll have too many issues with what's canon and what's not and what's in players' minds and hearts.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:57 AM

My answer to the above question would be "neither". If you

Well, that means you #¤%&%¤# don't want one ! I HATE you, I HATE YOU ! Yeah, that's about as nerd rage I can get.
Now, I really want to see prequels, so not just one made from the ME history featuring, the Rachni wars, Krogan Rebellion, Geth War...
Ouh, and so that it won't get forgotten, the new protagonist has a song already. (from ME2 times)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:51 AM

Silly Jarno, you jump to conclusions! Here, simmer down and have a cookie. :cookie:
That doesn't mean that I don't want a new ME game, just that it should take place some time between ME1 and ME3. That's a nearly 3 year window. The universe is vast, a lot of things can happen in it in the space of 3 years, don't you think? If the books and comics have taught us anything, it's that there are a lot more stories to be told than Shepard's.

Love Miracle of Sound, and that song in particular (you on Escapist, Jarno?). Although I think you mean old protagonist, not new one, mayhap. I think I like this one better, though.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:50 AM

... and have a cookie. :cookie:

Hmm, tasty. You did understand tat as a joke, I hope.
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#16 Archmage Silver

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:11 AM

OT: I bought Gavin's (Miracle of Sound) LEVEL 1 album on Bandcamp. Good stuff.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

BioWare's Mass Effect team discusses the past, present, and future of the series in an interview at GamerSyndrome.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

Next Mass Effect gets a rough launch window of 2014 - 2015 @ Joystiq
Next Mass Effect game aiming for 2014-15 release @ Shacknews

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:17 AM

The Case Of The Made-Up BioWare Interview @ Kotaku

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:28 AM

Dragon Age 3 and next Mass Effect use Frostbite 3 @ Videogamer.com


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