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Mass Effect MMO not planned, but 'the future's bright,' says dev

15 June 2011

Mass Effect developer BioWare has said that the epic sci-fi franchise has a “bright” future ahead of it, though not necessarily in the form of a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game.

Speaking with CVG at E3 last week, studio co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka said that while such a venture hasn't been ruled out, the company is focused purely on Star Wars: The Old Republic in regards to MMOs.

“We have some really cool stuff going on with our Virginia studio out of BioWare Mythic,” said Muzyka, “[where] we’re exploring new types of online play.”

That’s not to say the likes of Mass Effect and Dragon Age will be left by the wayside, though. Far from it, as Muzyka teased that BioWare has plenty more up its sleeves for both franchises.

“We also have some new things in the pipe we haven’t announced yet out of our Edmonton studio… We’re obviously looking at Mass Effect, Dragon Age – they’re epic franchises, and we have more things planned in the future. Mass Effect 3 is the beginning of a Galactic war. The future’s bright.”

Mass Effect 3 is due out on March 6, 2012.


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