‘We’re trying to figure out the next Mass Effect’ — BioWare

BioWare wants to create more Mass Effect games, this we know. What shape they’ll take though remains unclear, for the time being even for BioWare itself it would seem.

Chatting with Forbes recently, studio co-founder Ray Muzyka said they do have “a desire to continue the Mass Effect franchise” and that they’re “working on the details, figuring out what the fans want, figuring out the right way.”

They’ve been pondering over what’s next for a while now, too, with executive producer Casey Hudson back in April saying they’ve been searching for “a way that makes sense for people to experience Mass Effect with their friends.”

“We haven’t yet come up with a way to do that, so we don’t have anything to announce at this time. But, obviously, multiplayer is something we want to do more of in the future as a company.”

An MMO is a good bet too: “A lot of people say that they want to see an MMO, I think that kind of makes sense for this universe. Part of what you’re trying to do is save the universe so you can live in it. That’s part of the promise, I think, for any great IP. It has to be a world worth saving…”

For now though, BioWare’s main focus remains “first and foremost on nailing it” with Mass Effect 3, says fellow co-founder Greg Zeschuk in the recent interview. However, “the possibilities in the future are very, very broad.”