Plus More Mass Effect 3 DLC
The good doctors may have left BioWare for pastures new, but the veteran company plans to move forward in some new and exciting ways. They're working on new IPs on "all new gaming technology" (read: next-gen hardware) and are planning a new Mass Effect title. Mass Effect 3 players will also be able to reunite with Aria T'loak to retake Omega from Cerberus in a new DLC pack.
According to the latest update, BioWare are embarking upon a "whole new era of games."
BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn detailed the game plan in a lengthy blog post, explaining that "the studio is solid and the team here is ready to embark on a whole new era of games." Casey Hudson and the Mass Effect team are working on Omega DLC for Mass Effect 3 while mulling over where to take the series. "Where to go next?" is the big question on Hudson's agenda, with the rich universe potentially being fertile ground for a prequel.
While continuing to support their current franchises, BioWare will also work on a new project set in an entirely new universe, developed from "the bottom-up."
Here are the two pertinent paragraphs for you to pore over:
MASS EFFECT – Executive Producer Casey Hudson and his team are coming off an amazing eight-year run with the Mass Effect trilogy. But they’re not done yet. We are releasing more multiplayer content and we have more single-player stories coming throughout the next six months, including Omega which is coming in the Fall. But the Mass Effect universe is vast, and Casey and our teams have plans for another full game. “Where to go next?” with such a project has been a question a lot of us have been asking, and we’d all love to hear your ideas.
BRAND NEW GAMES FROM BIOWARE – Both Dragon Age and Mass Effect started as single games but grew into vast universes. But we aren’t stopping there. While Casey continues to oversee the development of our new Mass Effect project, he and his leads are putting together their vision for an all new game set in a fictional universe, built from the bottom-up with all new gaming technology.
What do you want from BioWare (besides more Jade Empire, obviously)? Where's next for Mass Effect? Until we find out more, let the speculation begin.