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BioWare Doesn’t Want a ‘Shepard 2′ to Star in the Next Mass Effect

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Posted on October 19, 2012 AT 03:00am

BioWare has revealed that the next Mass Effect game will need a brand new hero, not just a copy of Commander Shepard, as well as a brand new setting.

When VG247 asked BioWare Montreal producer Fabrice Condominas how the team was planning on approaching the next game he replied, “There is one thing we are absolutely sure of – there will be no more Shepard, and the trilogy is over.”

“This is really our starting point. Now the Mass Effect universe is vast, and very, very rich. So at this point in time, we don’t even know what kind of time frame we’re going to be in. All we’re doing is more gathering ideas from the teams, gathering feedback to see several things.”

“So first, we don’t want to make ‘Shepard 2′, or Mass Effect 4 with like, ‘oh there’s no more Shepard but you’re a soldier in the universe’. So this will be a very, very different context for sure, and nothing has been decided on the rest,” he added.

Filling the shoes of Commander Shepard will be a tough thing to do, will the series ever be the same without him/her?

Does the series need a new hero and location? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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