Mass Effect 4 Won't Have a Shepard-Type Hero
Written Friday, October 19, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Mass Effect 3 marked the end of Commander Shepard's saga, that much we know. “There is one thing we are absolutely sure of," says BioWare. "There will be no more Shepard, and the trilogy is over.” But when the inevitable next Mass Effect game comes along - Mass Effect 4 or whatever - BioWare doesn't want to simply re-hash the Shepard-type hero, and wants to make a fresh start.
Mass Effect 4 will pick up where Mass Effect 3 left off however, with BioWare Montreal Producer Fabrice Condominas noting that despite the continuation of the universe, the next instalment will have a new protagonist. “This is really our starting point. Now the Mass Effect universe is vast, and very, very rich. So at this point in time, we don’t even know what kind of time frame we’re going to be in. All we’re doing is more gathering ideas from the teams, gathering feedback to see several things,” Condominas told VG247.
“So first, we don’t want to make ‘Shepard 2′, or Mass Effect 4 with like, ‘oh there’s no more Shepard but you’re a soldier in the universe’. So this will be a very, very different context for sure, and nothing has been decided on the rest.”
Next up though, is Mass Effect 3's Omega DLC, which is out on November 27th for 1200 Microsoft Points. It'll have you teaming up with Aria T'Loak to take on Cerberus. Keep your eyes peeled for a hands-on preview in a few weeks time.