Yesterday BioWare founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka announced their retirement from the company and the industry, but BioWare continues to push forward with more plans in the works. BioWare Edmonton and Montreal General Manager Aaryn Flynn confirmed in a blog about the duoÂs departure that BioWare is currently working on the Omega DLC for Mass Effect 3 scheduled for this fall, which will likely take players back to Omega station featured in Mass Effect 2. In addition, Flynn also confirmed that Casey Hudson and his team already have plans for the next Mass Effect game (Mass Effect 4?).
ÂExecutive Producer Casey Hudson and his team are coming off an amazing eight-year run with the Mass Effect trilogy. But theyÂre not done yet. We are releasing more multiplayer content and we have more single-player stories coming throughout the next six months, including Omega which is coming in the Fall. But the Mass Effect universe is vast, and Casey and our teams have plans for another full game. ÂWhere to go next?Â with such a project has been a question a lot of us have been asking, and weÂd all love to hear your ideas.Â
No other details were revealed about the project, so it remains unknown if this will continue during the same timeline as Commander Shepard's journey or as something else entirely.
Additionally, Flynn also announced that Casey Hudson and his team are not only working on the next Mass Effect game, but also a completely new IP set in a fictional universe and built with all new gaming tech.
"Both Dragon Age and Mass Effect started as single games but grew into vast universes. But we arenÂt stopping there. While Casey continues to oversee the development of our new Mass Effect project, he and his leads are putting together their vision for an all new game set in a fictional universe, built from the bottom-up with all new gaming technology."
Source: Aaryn FlynnÂs Blog