In it’s “very early” stages.
The mass Effect series has been very successful for both, BioWare and EA, and though the Shepard trilogy may have ended with Mass Effect 3, BioWare still has plans for a new game in the series.
In fact, they’ve already started working on Mass Effect 4 (or whatever you want to call it), and it’s in “very early” stages of development right now.
“We’re in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game,” Mass Effect boss Casey Hudson tweeted. “What would you want to see in it?”
Mass Effect 4 has already been hinted at time and again, and BioWare has confirmed that the game would not have Shepard or would not in any way continue Shepard’s story- that chapter is closed.
BioWare’s Aaryn Flynn earlier said, “Casey and our teams have plans for another full game. “Where to go next?” with such a project has been a question a lot of us have been asking, and we’d all love to hear your ideas.”
He also said that simultaneously, BioWare is also developing a new IP in a new fictional universe. He said: “Both Dragon Age and Mass Effect started as single games but grew into vast universes. But we aren’t stopping there. While Casey continues to oversee the development of our new Mass Effect project, he and his leads are putting together their vision for an all new game set in a fictional universe, built from the bottom-up with all new gaming technology.”
Mass Effect 3’s Omega DLC comes out later this month for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, while Mass Effect 3 releases for the Wii U as a launch title when the system releases on November 18th in the US and November 30th in the UK.
You can read some of our ideas for Mass Effect 4 here.