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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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Multiple races! Make it happen!
This isn't really news. They said this shortly after ME3 released and have restated it several times since. This not longer counts as news.
Ugh, if you're going to do something after the events of 3...we should at least be able to port over the decisions made...otherwise, what's the point?
Although I like the Shepard character I like the fact to having a new character surface. The world that Mass Effect created has so many different avenues it could go down it's nice to see to they are just going to use the same character in a different part of the world.
It would be really cool to create a character and your race of a that character became a new race in the game.
I always thought it would be cool if it was a prequel about when we find the Mass Relays and make first contact.
Wow well part of me is sorta dissapointed that we won't see Garrus or like maybe a Garrus Jr. or like Mordin's nephew or Kolyat . . . . . but another part of me is excited for the possibilities that are now open since we know that there's no connection whatsoever. The new characters and relationships we can make now . . . . Time to get with more aliens XD
Create my own character?
I'm a little disappointed by this, but not because it won't include Shepard or his friends. I'm disappointed because it will not connect to that story at all. I think they should at least mention how they stopped the Reapers, or even include Liara since she pretty much has everlasting life.
Well I am still excited. Shepard had his run. Time for someone else's story.
I hope that this series can bring me back into it