Keeping those Mass Effect 3 saves wouldn’t be “a bad idea”

Most Mass Effect fans are probably aware of the fact that BioWare is ending Shepard’s story with Mass Effect 3. That’s not to say the franchise will be done, though. Hints over the past months suggest that once the trilogy is done, BioWare isn’t ruling out spin-offs or games based on the universe so many of us have grown to have a love/hate relationship with.

Here to fuel that fire is associate producer Mike Gamble, who just recently said that keeping those Mass Effect 3 saves handy wouldn’t necessarily be the most useless of ideas.

“It wouldn’t be a bad idea (to keep your ME3 saves)” said Gamble. “Obviously I can’t say anything, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea…”

Maybe the hinted at future MMO will make use of the save, just as Mass Effect 2 made use of the first game’s save? It’s all speculation at this point but whether the endings — which “ooze sophistication” — are happy or not, they are promised to be satisfying enough, which would obviously be a good thing if BioWare wanted any of us to continue exploring the series… eventually.

“We want the outcomes to be satisfying to the player. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re all going to be happy or positive, but they have to be satisfying,” explained Gamble. “Players have to understand that the choices they’ve been making in this game and in previous have had an impact, and that they’re an architect in what happens.”

Mass Effect 3 and the Reaper invasion hit early next month on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.