Source: New Mass Effect is a Multiplayer Game, Not ME3

As I sort of expected (in the dumbest and most rambling post I’ve made on this here website), today’s BioWare “world premiere” announcement was actually just an announcement that an announcement will happen at the VGAs in December. We don’t really know what it is, but the very brief tease (pictured) did feature a guy holding what looks like a Mass Effect 2 sniper rifle.

Anyway, Kotaku has a source saying the game to be announced is a multiplayer-focused Call of Duty-type game set in the Mass Effect universe. They say it will have single-player stuff not focusing on Commander Shepard. In the business, we call this a spinoff.

Does this seem likely? Well, we’re talking about EA here, so yes. BioWare has kept on hiring folks all year, and Zeschuk has said the trilogy isn’t all that there will be to the Mass Effect saga. And hell, Mass Effect is kinda a big deal, and they’d like to expand the audience as much as they can, considering there’s only so much draw for RPGs and sales in that genre tend to drop of precipitously after release.

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