No Commander Shepard in Mass Effect 4
For those players hoping that the fourth installment of the Mass Effect series would continue the saga of Commander Shepard, theres some new news today regarding that and the timeline of the next game.
Speaking with VG247, BioWare Producer Fabrice Condominas confirmed that Commander Shepard will not be returning for the fourth installment of the saga, so there will be nothing more on that rather 'colorful' ending to Mass Effect 3. Condominas didnt offer a lot of new details, but he did explain that the fourth game will not be a continuation of a Shepard-style storyline where players will be another soldier in the galaxy, but rather a new story that stands on its own.
So first, we dont want to make Shepard 2?, or Mass Effect 4 with like, oh theres no more Shepard but youre a soldier in the universe. So this will be a very, very different context for sure, and nothing has been decided on the rest, Condominas told VG247.
For now, its unknown if the next Mass Effect story will take place before, during or after the events of Mass Effect 3, or who will be the protagonist of the next game. Stay tuned and well update you with more details as they become available.
Mass Effect 3's next content installment arrives on November 27th for those still looking to continue Shepard's story with the Omega DLC.