Recently, BioWare had taken to asking the fans about what they would like in the next Mass Effect game. According to Eurogamer, the company is now looking forward to its fans' opinion about whether the next game in the series should take place before or after the Mass Effect trilogy.
BioWare's Casey Hudson asked on Twitter, “Parsing through your thoughts on the next #ME game. Would you be more interested in a game that takes place before the trilogy, or after?” While both are interesting ideas, both could have problems in execution. While prequels to the trilogy could possibly create a problem with the already established canon, a sequel, on the other hand, could be forced to have to decide between which of the Mass Effect 3's disappointing endings is canon.
Prequel? Or sequel?
Earlier this month, BioWare had asked fans what they would like to see in the next Mass Effect game. Hudson had said on twitter: “We’re in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game. What would you want to see in it?” This has been met by a huge response by gamers.
Many gamers have replied to Hudson with ideas for the direction the company could take the series in. While some asked for female Shepard to be the default character, others have asked for more information on the back story, like the Prothean-Reaper war, while others have asked for a chronological sequel instead of a prequel. There have also been requests for the ability to play as other races from the galaxy.
Back in October, BioWare had said that the main protagonist of the next Mass Effect game won’t simply be a rehash of Commander Shepard. BioWare Montreal producer Fabrice Condominas told VG247 that the studio has never shied away from the fact that Mass Effect series will continue after the end of the current trilogy, but with a completely new hero.
When asked what the next games in the series will have compared to the current Mass Effect trilogy, Condominas said, “There is one thing we are absolutely sure of – there will be no more Shepard, and the trilogy is over”. He continued, “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”.
Recently, it was revealed that the major DLC for Mass Effect 3 will not make it to the Wii U version of the game. An official statement form the Mass Effect Twitter account says, “Unfortunately it will not be available for the Wii U”. This includes both the major DLC – Leviathan and the upcoming Omega. When asked whether any DLC would be making an appearance on the Wii U version of the game, EA replied saying, “Never say never :)”.
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