"Completely new Mass Effect" in "early stages" - Gematsu
“Completely new Mass Effect” in “early stages”
posted on 11.08.12 at 04:56 PM EST by (@salromano)
Series executive producer wants your feedback.

A brand new Mass Effect game, be it Mass Effect 4 or something entirely different, is in development, series executive producer Casey Hudson has confirmed.

“We’re in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game,” he said on Twitter. “What would you want to see in it?

Last we heard of a new Mass Effect game, we were told it would star a new protagonist.

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  • Rafi

    For me, i want new BioWare games besides Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Jade Empire. I think 3 Mass Effect is already enough and all fans can move forward.

    How about you, Gematsu reader ?

  • paperclichepixel

    I’d like ship battles.

  • Mr Mad Monkey

    I forget if it was here or elsewhere, but I heard some brilliant man’s idea for an L.A. Noire-esque Mass Effect where you play as a C-Sec officer on the Citadel. The idea of it consumed me so entirely that whenever I hear about a new ME title it’s all I can think about. Although having a game in such a vast, amazing universe take place in one key location wouldn’t be so hot.

    I’d personally like to be able to choose your own race and each race have it’s own main protagonist with a self-contained, no-sequel-necessary storyline. That’s what I wanted after completing ME2, a Mass Effect Origins, if you will.

    •  Wholeheartedly agree on ya 2nd Paragraph, rather like da idea o’ da first paragraph.

  • Kazziyan

    I’d like them to use a different engine for one.

    • Unreal 4? ME3 was on Unreal 3. U4 would have to be a next gen title do.

      • Kazziyan

        Anything besides U3, to be honest. It ran kinda poor and I thought it was quite unoptimized.

        Hell, go with Frostbite 2 like Dragon Age 3. 

  • Mr Mad Monkey

    Anyway, I suppose those are dream ME games and not features that could be in whatever this turns out to be. I’m with PaperClichePixel on ship battles. Ship management and “real” customization would be cool – let people create their own now that they don’t have to play as Commander Shepard with the Normandy. Heck, more personalization in every aspect!

    I’ll probably have a fellow reader stone me to death for saying it, but I really enjoyed the ME3 co-op multiplayer and wouldn’t mind some competitive multiplayer.

  • Mar Mar

    I finally finished ME3 two weeks ago and I’m gonna have to go through all that again? ME3 was already good and now we’re getting a new one?

    They’re saying a completely new game so maybe not the same genre.

  • I hope it’s for next gen console.

    • I would think so. Especially with rumors claiming they’ll be introduced next year and all.
      I just hope Japan has as large an influence as it did last gen when it comes to next gen!

      • Yeah they’re not so productive on HD console this gen and lot of developers end up making handheld games or social games.

      • it is next gen for sure

    • Rezar

       It will be since Bioware is working on Dragon Age III Inquisition right now which is scheduled for a Fall 2013 release.

  • DrForbidden

     “What would you want to see in it?”


    All those PG-13 love and shower scenes where they never take off their underwear are just stupid. If you are not willing to show any sort of nudity, don’t put sex scenes in the game. You can show emotional tenderness and connection without sex.

  • Noctionus

    No prequel and Star Child and we can talk.

  • Aldridge517

    Why don’t things ever end anymore? Does the video game industry not understand the concept of a trilogy :/

    I hope Shepard doesn’t come back. New characters, new story.

  • Ace

    How ’bout an ending where our choices in the game actually matter? 

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Don’t know since we already have Mass Effect 3. Why do they have to start making it now. They can’t make like a New Ip already.

  • 1. Playin’ as a non-humy
    2. None o’ dat Star Child nonsense.
    3. Perhapz a choice in species
    4. less ‘Artistic Integrity’
    5. Less Miranda backside shotz
    i could go on

  • PrinceHeir

    ehh i had enough of ME games :P