Ray Muzyka’s Statement Basically Confirms Future Mass Effect Game Plans

BioWare boss Dr. Ray Muzyka released a statement today on the company’s blog addressing concerns fans have had with the game’s ending, but buried in the post is a telling statement that all but confirms that future offerings in the Mass Effect series are inbound.

“This is in addition to our existing plan to continue providing new Mass Effect content and new full games,” Muzyka wrote, discussing the fact that BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 team is working on ways to address fan backlash over the game‘s ending. Muzyka didn’t provide details as to what that new ending content might be, but he did say more details will be available in April.

Still, the quote above throws into contrast what was basically self-apparent but still nebulous, which is that BioWare has future Mass Effect plans. Some speculation about the ending as available now in Mass Effect 3 was left ambiguous so as to provide leeway for future Commander Shepard games, though BioWare has said that Mass Effect 3 will close off the Shepard storyline. Regardless, it seems BioWare is cooking on new games in the series.

So in addition to all this news about the Mass Effect 3 ending, how do more Mass Effect universe games sit with you? Let us know in the comments.

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8 Comments on Ray Muzyka’s Statement Basically Confirms Future Mass Effect Game Plans

Yarost

On March 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

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dave1904

On March 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

Could be anything from an FPS to RPG. I don’t think bioware will do a mass effect for a long time so it could be any developer at ea. I hope I’m Wrong

goose2989

On March 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

One of the problems with the statement “… and new full games” is that it leaves out the chronological location of that game, in relation to Mass Effect 3. This future game could take place before Mass Effect 3′s events, and that is one reason fans are so upset. The ending for Mass Effect 3, as it stands, leaves the galaxy essentially in a “Galactic Dark Age.” That problem is why so many fans are upset. They did not play 3 games for hundreds of hours, over the span of 5 years, to leave the Mass Effect galaxy in ruins. There is no sense of hope, no triumph, no victory. We are only given doubt

Jim P

On March 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Good catch, Mr. Hornshaw. I noticed the same thing in this statement. Personally, I understand not wanting to let Shephard’s character disappear from the franchise, but I think it’s a slippery-slope. They already did the “he’s not really dead” thing in the beginning of ME2, and another attempt to bring him back-even if he “survived” ME3 in your game- would feel a little wash, rinse, repeat, to me. Frankly, right now I think they need to focus on how the Galaxy moves forward, out of the dark ages. Anything taking place before the relays are destroyed, just smacks of pointlessness, in my opinion.

Nulltron

On March 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I think that a “Don’t Bother” petition is in order.

Muzyka and his team will do everyone who has played the ME3 to the end a big favor if they take the money they got from EA and call it the day and never make an attempt at putting together a video game again.

Farah

On March 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I think they should make more ME games and continue the Shepard story (I grew so attached to my Shep that its hard to say goodbye yet) even through it will interesting to see how they will pull that out after some of the endings

Personally, i wouldn’t mind more games with my Shep in ME universe at all.

Biggtuna

On March 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

It’ll be interesting to see a Mass Effect game without Shepard. I hope future Mass Effect games can live up to Mass Effect 1.

hardermob

On March 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Ever since EA bought Bioware, the quality and relevance of their games has gone downhill. Dragon Age II is a shadow of its predecessor, and the Mass Effect 3 ending was the result of a one year development cycle. EA needs to stick to putting out new yearly releases for their sports games and leave the storytelling to folks that want to get it right. Remember what Bioware used to say? (before EA bought them)… “We’ll release it when its ready.” I think Ray Muzyka may have said that once or twice shortly after EA bought them, but that was before he figured out what he really sold… their soul.