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Post by Eorl @ 12:03pm 08/02/13 | 17 Comments
According to recent comments on BioWare's official Mass Effect forums (via NeoGAF), the director of BioWare Montreal, Yanick Roy, has revealed that the studio doesn't want people calling their next title Mass Effect 4. Roy states that "thinking of the next Mass Effect game as Mass Effect 4 would imply a certain linearity, a straight evolution of the gameplay and story of the first three games."

While it isn't clear what kind of timeline or story the next Mass Effect title will be based on, Roy has confirmed that it won't necessarily be a straight prequel or sequel. The director also detailed that while it won't be based on the current storyline, the previous three games will be recognised but likely won't be the main focus. He also reassured players that what makes Mass Effect "is indead the alien races, the technology, the lore, history, etc. You can safely expect those in the next Mass Effect."

Currently no date has been set yet for the next Mass Effect title, however Roy did reveal that while a Mass Effect MMO isn't impossible, it is not the currently in-development title.

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Posted 12:58pm 08/2/13
"is indead the alien races, the technology, the lore, history, etc. You can safely expect those in the next Mass Effect."
You mean the alien races that mostly only have rumours of more than one gender and those that do have more than one gender look suspiciously exactly the same.

They really need to step up their game technology because the tiny, restrictive map areas and lack of character that their game world allows is getting beyond dated. Let us jump for f*** sake. They need to develop a game engine that lives up to their ambition because it's seriously holding them back.

Also, while I love Biowares storytelling, if this game is a prequel then I'm pretty much not interested. That the previous games will be recognised is a hopeful statement though, hopefully that rules out prequel.
Posted 01:01pm 08/2/13
Mass Effect Fwor?
Posted 01:33pm 08/2/13
They're still thinking of cool tagline like Mass Effect: Vengeance, Mass Effect: Redux, Mass Effect: Citadel City Stories
Posted 01:59pm 08/2/13
Mass Effect: Effectively Massive.
Posted 02:39pm 08/2/13
Mass Effect: Electric Boogaloo
Posted 03:09pm 08/2/13
the new mass effect?

mass effect 3gs?

mass effect, The Phantom Menace
Posted 04:38pm 08/2/13
"Mass Effect : Because our investors REALLY need that third yacht, and you're all stupid enough to help pay for it"

Calling it now.
Posted 04:39pm 08/2/13
the new mass effect?mass effect 3gs?mass effect, The Phantom Menace

Lol'd heavily
Posted 05:27pm 08/2/13
Mass Effect: Look at all our butt hurt ex-fans whine. Obviously EA is milking, but that happens with everything they publish. At least with the Mass Effect universe being as expansive as it is it's a legitimate excuse to make more.
Posted 05:29pm 08/2/13
Mass Effect trilogy was good.
Some sheeps following the hate herd it seems
Posted 06:07pm 08/2/13
Mass Effect: Can't write an ending for s*** Edition.

I would like to see a ME game about one of the merc factions or Human colonists on some backwater planet. I want to see a smaller story and something less far reaching then saving the galaxy.
Posted 06:33pm 08/2/13
Mass effect: Black ops.

They dont want it to be called 4, for the same reason they don't call it COD 10.
Posted 07:26pm 08/2/13
The hilarious thing about this story is that the community manager initially made comments about the next game and then the dev had to clarify.

Normally its the other way around right?
Posted 08:41pm 08/2/13
never greazy, these social media people are useless
Posted 11:03pm 08/2/13
okay - so it's called 'oh hey guys we f***ed the franchise on that last title'

Posted 11:08pm 08/2/13
They dont want it to be called 4, for the same reason they don't call it COD 10.

Posted 07:34am 09/2/13
Mass Effect: I'm commander Shepard and this is the best shop on the citadel
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