"To call the next game Mass Effect 4 or ME4 is doing it a disservice and seems to cause a lot of confusion here."
By Tim Colwill on February 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm
BioWare’s Chris Priestly has taken to the company’s forums to claim that labelling the next game ‘Mass Effect 4′ is to do the game a disservice by implying it has to continue the story of the previous three games.
“To call the next game Mass Effect 4 or ME4 is doing it a disservice and seems to cause a lot of confusion here. We have already said that the Commander Shepard trilogy is over and that the next game will not feature him/her. That is the only detail you have on the game,” said Priestly.
“I see people saying ‘well, they’ll have to pick a canon ending’. No, because the game does not have to come after. Or before. Or off to the side. Or with characters you know. Or yaddayaddayadda. Wherever, whenever, whoever, etc will all be revealed years down the road when we actually start talking about it.”
As Jess pointed out, the reason people might be calling it ‘Mass Effect 4‘ is because… it’s the fourth game set in the Mass Effect universe. Which, you know, makes sense. But Priestly doesn’t call it that at all.
“I do not call the game ME4 when I talk about it ever, because that makes people think of it more as ‘what happens after Mass Effect 3‘ rather than “what game happens next set in the Mass Effect Universe”, which is far more accurate at this point. Obviously fans are going to speculate content, character and story until we actually reveal details in the years or months to come as you have almost no actual details, just don’t get bogged down in ‘well how are they going to continue ME3…’.”
Well… what do you call it, readers? As for me, I’m just going to go ahead and tag this article ‘Mass Effect 4′.
Source: Blue’s News