For those players hoping that the fourth installment of the Mass Effect series would continue the saga of Commander Shepard, thereÂs 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 didnÂt 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.
ÂSo first, we donÂt want to make ÂShepard 2?, or Mass Effect 4 with like, Âoh thereÂs no more Shepard but youÂre a soldier in the universeÂ. So this will be a very, very different context for sure, and nothing has been decided on the rest, Condominas told VG247.Â
For now, itÂs 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 weÂll 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.