No more Shepard after Mass Effect 3

While the franchise itself won’t end after Mass Effect 3 — the trilogy’s final chapter is “not he last” we’ll see of the franchise  — leading (wo)man Commander Shepard’s story will.

“Correct,” said producer Michael Gamble when asked at Gamescom if the character’s story would be concluded as the game releases next March.

“After this, Commander Shepard’s story is complete,” he told PC Gamer, also confirming that the character ‘definitely’ won’t be in future games.

Who then? One of Shepard’s many, many squad mates perhaps? Or an entirely new face?