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In a new interview, BioWare writer Mac Walters gives some insight into the direction the next Mass Effect.
Speaking to Complex at the New York Comic-Con, Walters put to rest speculation that the next installment of the series would be a prequel or focus on Commander Shepard's companions.
Walters said, "I can't get into details, but the idea is that we have agreed to tell a story that doesn't relate necessarily to any of the Shepard events at all, whatsoever. Beyond that, that's what we've been deciding for awhile. But throughout it all, one of the key things is that it has to be Mass Effect. It can't just feel like a spin-off. It has to feel like a Mass Effect game at its heart, at its core. Just without the Shepard character or the Shepard specific companions."
Our Take:Fans might be disappointed, but I'm excited to hear that BioWare is going in a completely different direction. I've always hoped that the protagonist of the next Mass Effect saga might be a member of an alien race.
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That's good. A series like that could use a new direction rather than rehashing the same character from a completed story arc.
That makes me happy.
I reserve judgement until a later time.
An alien Matt? You're an alien. It will only work if we can play as Sith Lords. Seriously though I like fresh. I am very excited to see what they have in store for us. I just hope the fans are much much nicer to the team this time. It's their baby afterall.
I don't know how I feel about this, I usually don't appreciate prequels but I'm willing to give bio ware the benefit of the doubt. I'm kinda bummed this will have nothing to do with shepard though.
I would be down with being able to choose your species and class. Do it BioWare. Do it!
Great! Fantastic! Good!
When you have a Batman in Space, you don't drop the character. You continue telling awesome stories and build a legend. I just feel that soo much potential is wasted on this license.