BioWare: Possibilities of future Mass Effect titles “are very, very broad”
Development studio still mulling over where to take the Mass Effect series next.
Speaking to Forbes, BioWare duos Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka said that the development team is still considering where to take the Mass Effect series next, after the initial trilogy comes to a closure when the third installment releases next year.
“Certainly the setting has really resonated with people, the type of aliens in the world, the type of people that inhabit space,” Greg Zeschuk told Forbes.
“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.”
“We want to make sure it’s awesome. [Mass Effect 3] is our first focus,” Ray Muzyka added.
“Beyond that, 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.”
“One of the requirements for games to import saves and have continuity is that the player has to care about that experience. It has to be meaningful to them,” Muzyka explained.
“That could be mean characters you care about, it could mean abilities, progression on your character that you want to retain. It could be any of those things, or all those things.
“But if you don’t have something that people actually care about translating from one game to the next – you could do it, but there wouldn’t be a point. But because people do care about our games, they care about the persistent state of the story, there’s a reason to do that.
“And we’re excited about that. Because we love allowing our audience to be immersed for a long time in our universe.”
Mass Effect 3 is out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in March next year. Although the developers have yet to announced a multiplayer campaign for the game, it was rumored so at E3 this month.