BioWare's Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka have hinted at the possibility of a Mass Effect MMO in the future, refusing to rule anything out.
'You never know,' said Zeschuk, talking to IndustryGamers. 'I think once The Old Republic is done, we'll take a fresh look at the market. And we'll have learned a lot. While making it, you learn an enormous amount. It's one of the nice things about having these properties in our back pocket... If we want to use something we own as a source for a game, it's easy to do. So yeah, you never know. We've got this giant product to launch, but once that's done we'll consider next steps.'
Muzyka continued, saying that the company had plenty to focus on for the moment, but that branching out into new genres such as the MMO sphere had allowed them to take a completely different look at their existing franchises.
'We're focused very much on The Old Republic, Mass Effect 3 and [our free-to-play game] Wrath of Heroes, and all the other things we've announced, and haven't announced, but we also have the opportunity to look at our franchises in a way we haven't ever before. There are lots of new platforms and lots of new business models.'
The races, lore and vast universe would certainly provide a good background starting point for an MMO game world, but with so few of the other races explored in the games thus far, would a Mass Effect MMO sell? And would LucasArts, considering BioWare are already developing a sci-fi MMO for them, allow it?