Mass Effect 4 will be ‘ a new thing,’ says BioWare

The executive producer behind the Mass Effect series has said that the planned fourth entry in the sci-fi space epic will be something completely fresh.

Speaking at PAX East (via Kotaku), Casey Hudson revealed that the team behind the original trilogy are having a break from the series to work on new IP.

“We are starting to get ready to develop another Mass Effect game, and it’s going to be a new thing,” said Hudson.

“We want to be able to give fans an opportunity to get back into the world with these things you’ve come to know and love about the Mass Effect experience but start something fresh and new – a new way for you to explore the whole universe in Mass Effect.”

Mass Effect 4 – whatever that might be –  will be developed by BioWare Montreal, though Hudson himself will remain with the franchise at the home of the original games, namely BioWare Edmonton.

As mentioned previously, the Edmonton branch is working on an all-new project.

“We are developing a whole new fictional universe at BioWare for myself and Preston [and other main Mass Effect trilogy creators.] That’s kind of our next thing,” continued Hudson.

“We’re focusing on building something new the way we did at the very beginning on Mass Effect.”

BioWare recently quizzed fans as to whether they would like the new Mass Effect gam take the form of a prequel or a sequel. What would you like to see? Sound off in the comments section below.