Be you FemShep or not, Commander Shepard's adventures in Mass Effect 3 will be his last. That's according to producer Michael Gamble, who broke the news to PC Gamer gently over the weekend, suggesting a fatal finale is in store for all Mass Effect 3 players come March 6th, next year. However, don't fret; this isn't the end of the Mass Effect universe, with CEO Ray Muzyka dubbing it the Mass Effect trilogy conclusion a "brand new beginning".
"Yes," Gamble told PC Gamer when questioned over Shepard's fate. "After this, Commander Shepard’s story is complete." Tears welling in their eyes, PC Gamer asked if this meant Shepard wouldn't feature in future ME games. "Correct," Gamble whispered, before the two broke into tears and wept. Sorry. Just trying to spice this up a bit.
However, Bioware has big plans for Mass Effect beyond Commander Shepard's story. This is, after all, a universe; and one man's journey cannot encompass an entire universe! CEO Ray Muzyka told PC Gamer that the end of Mass Effect 3 is akin to a "new beginning" for the series, affording Bioware the chance to tell an all new story from a different perspective, possibly.
We're all pretty psyched for Mass Effect 3 - even if we're a little skeptical, too - so it's good to hear Bioware has plans beyond Shepard. Who, let's face it, isn't the most compelling hero of all time. [PC Gamer]