The next iteration in the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect 4 or whatever it is going to be called was showcased for the first time in the recently concluded EA press conference. Although the developers did not released much information about the game, Aaryn Flynn who is the GM for BioWare’s Edmonton & Montreal studios has revealed new information to GameTrailers during their live stream.
About the new Mass Effect:
“For Mass Effect now, it’s an all new journey now. Beyond Commander Shepard and beyond his story. We are going somewhere else now. It’s exciting because the team at Montreal is really killing it with Frostbite and we are working really hard on that stuff. You know Casey and former Mass Effect leads are working with the team, making sure that everyone is learning and gets the fundamental stuff down and they are just going for it. “
On whether it is set pre or post Commander Shepard:
“We have got a pretty cool idea on how we are going to keep the trilogy separate and at the same time give a bunch of nods to the fan who have enjoyed the trilogy in the past.”
On returning characters:
“There will be returning races, definitely. It won’t be a Mass Effect game without the Krogans and the technology that makes them look so good is off the charts.”
Difference between the new IP and Mass Effect:
“I think the big differentiation is that Mass Effect as an IP has amazing story and go through this universe, and alongside that a new IP lets us do things that may be has multiple stories inside it, the world is living, it is always going on. You play your stories there as they get more emergent about what you are going to do if you make friends.”
On Multiplayer in the new IP:
“Ye, hope so. That is the plan.”
Mass Effect 4 currently does not have a release date nor are the platforms confirmed. We can assume that the game will only be on the new consoles and high end PCs. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.