BioWare: More Mass Effect to come

In a recent interview with Forbes, BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk confirmed that their company is interested in continuing the Mass Effect franchise beyond Mass Effect 3. This meshes with the careful choice of wording we noticed during the E3 demo for Mass Effect 3 - instead of saying that Mass Effect 3 was the last title in the franchise, our demoer was very careful to say that it was "the last chapter for Commander Shepard." While we took that hopefully as a hint of a possible continuation, Muzyka and Zeschuk now confirm that the Mass Effect universe is too cool for BioWare to close the book on. We have to agree wholeheartedly.

Above: Since BioWare is looking for fan input, we're casting our vote for a Garrus spinoff. Vakarian Vengeance: Scopin' & Droppin'

When asked about BioWare's plans for continuing the franchise, Zeschuk responded, "Certainly the setting has really resonated with people, the type of aliens in the world, the type of people that inhabit space. Obviously we focus first and foremost on nailing it on this game, and then, you know, the possibilities in the future are very, very broad."

Muzyka added, "...we do have a desire to continue the Mass Effect franchise, and we’re working on the details, figuring out what the fans want, figuring out the right way."

Head to Forbes for the full interview, and for more details on Mass Effect 3 check out our latest preview.

Source: Forbes via CVG 

Jun 29, 2011


  • GreasySTEVE927 - July 12, 2011 4:44 a.m.

    I hope they don't make a first contact multiplayer fps. STAY TRUE BIOWARE
  • ZiltoidTheOmniscient - July 7, 2011 8:42 p.m.

    I think a Mass Effect RTS would work really well. You always hear about these massive wars like The Krogan Rebellions, The Rachni Wars etc but never get to see them in action. The massive universe that's been created for it would leave plenty of space to make it an interesting game.
  • D0CCON - July 1, 2011 4:57 p.m.

    I've never really liked MMOs, but I could easily see ME becoming one and I would probably buy it considering how much I love the ME universe (although those scary $15 subscription fees may still keep me back, I'd defiantly get it for $5 a month)
  • dudeofdudez1 - June 30, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    How about a game set about 20 years after, with the main character being Garrus' son? And if Garrus died in ME2, they could just say that his gf has pregnant maybe? I don't know just throwing stuff out there.
  • 435 - June 30, 2011 11:52 a.m.

    I want an LA Noire-esque detective game as a C-SEC officer. :D
  • BlackElement17 - June 30, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    I want an origin trilogy Wrex. The first game would be about the Rachni wars the second would be the Krogan rebellions and it would end with the Krogan civil war caused by the genophage, the trilogy should end with Wrex killing his father.
  • RicePuddingUK - June 30, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    A prequel? Mass Effect:Reach? They could do the first contact wars? When Humans first discovered the universe and had a war with Turians
  • jackthemenace - June 30, 2011 8:40 a.m.

    Garrus is, quite obviously, the best character in the whole series. But I don't really want him played to death. Maybe as a minor character in a spin-off, but I'd rather him not be in them, else we grow bored of him, like Freddy or Jason. That said, any future Mass Effect games should let you PICK what race you want to be? Just a thought.
  • Yeager1122 - June 30, 2011 5:21 a.m.

    If this was anything else i probably would a a little skptical of the qulaity some spin off game would have but since its mass effect and ive played through the huge universe with so many stories to tell im very glas to hear this.
  • BriNk581 - June 30, 2011 4:22 a.m.

    I need Grunt D:
  • GhostLightning - June 30, 2011 3:36 a.m.

    I say they release a Wii game titled "Vakarian's Cardio Effect: Reach and Flexibilty"
  • ryno - June 30, 2011 2:40 a.m.

    i want one where you can make your character an alien of your choosing that includes Turians, Krogans, Humans, and Asari
  • AirickG - June 30, 2011 1:21 a.m.

    @amtran: I agree that there needs to be some questions in fiction, but if you're making an expansive franchise I think you need to answer some of those questions as well as create new ones. I guess I'm not necessarily saying that there needs to be an explained origin for Reapers, just a game that takes place in the first harvest, their first rise to power. I think that would be a neat idea
  • amtran - June 30, 2011 1:04 a.m.

    "You guys are thinking to narrow, though I do agree with most of these suggestions. The Reaper's have done this process of harvesting over and over again. I want a game set in the time of the Protheans! Or, thinking even further back, somewhat of an origin story for the Reapers. These games can do soooo much." In fiction there's a little rule of thumb - less is more. The idea is somethings are better left in the dark. Sometimes a big reveal can just kill the impact of whatever is being revealed. Leave the Reapers a bit mysterious, in short.
  • BadWobot - June 30, 2011 1:04 a.m.

    It really seems that since the trilogy's ending can be pretty different depending on the choices made, that the best route to take would be a prequel. I'm with ManlyPanda in regards to the First Contact War, although I'm conflicted as to whether it should be from the turian or human side.
  • ManlyPanda98 - June 30, 2011 12:48 a.m.

    A game where you play as a Turian in the First Contact War.
  • Sleuth - June 30, 2011 12:47 a.m.

    That's great news! Mass is my favorite franchise right now and it's good to hear they aren't letting it die.
  • MySistersMenstruationTastesFunny - June 30, 2011 12:41 a.m.

    *goes Can i haz edeter plz?
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - June 30, 2011 12:41 a.m.

    Hell yeah, this is great news! As long as the games continue the quality already shown, I'm down. There is limitless potential for this franchise. Reading the comments, I'm seeing ideas for prequels, be it protheans or Thane's back story. All I can give is an emphatic yes to those and anything else bioware can come up with that does the universe justice
  • Gavo - June 30, 2011 12:35 a.m.

    Go go tennis game

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