Mass Effect 4 rumours hint at two new races, possibility of sequel

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By on November 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Rumours floating around the internet today have indicated that the next Mass Effect 4 game might, actually, be more closely tied to the events of Commander Shepard the the trilogy storyline than BioWare have previously claimed.

A poster on the Indoctrination Theory forums claimed (in September actually, but it seems to have only just been noticed now) to have attended a small, private panel at PAX Prime this year. During this panel 21 hardcore BioWare fans were asked for their input on a number of concept art pieces and overall story themes, including the question of the importance of N7 — indicating that BioWare may be considering a continuation of the existing storyline/universe rather than a prequel.

Two new races were reportedly shown at the meeting, a new gaunt, skeletal race described as “arrogant” and a powerful, “ancient, guardian” race that looked like “sleek rocky or metallic bodies with bright glowing lines flowing all over them”.

If the rumours are to believed, BioWare are looking to make Mass Effect about “exploration and discovery again”, which sounds neat. Check it all out here, and take it maybe with a grain of salt.

Source: Thanks Jess

8 comments (Leave your own)

Seems fake.

“importance of N7 — indicating that BioWare may be considering a continuation of the existing storyline/universe rather than a prequel.”

Either way it could still be a prequel

The N7 thing does not belong to just Shepherd

“The N7 designation – It applies to marines who have graduated from the Interplanetary Combatives Training (ICT) program.”

The ME series has 5 known N7s and James Vega was offered entry to the program.

 

Sounds fake but i’d say use your existing species properly first. Elcor and Hanar almost completely disappeared after the first game, Volus could use a bit more representation and Vorcha and Batarians seemed to disappear in the last game too from memory.

I could get into the new game if that last quote of the article is true.

 

The N7 program barely rated any real info in the game despite the logo appearing prominently on Shepard’s armour. So focussing on that elite group of soldiers would be cool. I’m not going to play guesswork with ME4. But I would be interested in which ME3 ending would be canon if it was a sequel.

 

ralphwiggum:
The N7 program barely rated any real info in the game despite the logo appearing prominently on Shepard’s armour. So focussing on that elite group of soldiers would be cool. I’m not going to play guesswork with ME4. But I would be interested in which ME3 ending would be canon if it was a sequel.

Better be Indoctrination Theory as it’s got more merit than any of the BioWare attempts…

 

exe3: I could get into the new game if that last quote of the article is true

I guess DA3 will be a good indicator of how open they can make their worlds.

 
CaptainCleanoff

Colour me interested. Although I’m not entirely certain of the validity of this, a sequel would serve the series far better than a prequel. I’ve always hated going backwards in story after having played in an established world for a while. The story possibilities could be awesome. Rebuilding after the Reaper threat and controlling the galaxy after a massive power vacuum could serve for some cool story telling and situations with already known and liked races.

On holidays now, so I might have to have another play through of the series!

 

I’m a bit skeptical. They had someone with an inside source “claim” that Bioware was going to release around 8 DLCs between June 2012 and February 2013. Most of the ones listed, didn’t even get released.

Wait for trailer, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

Worst thing Bioware could do after that fan outrage is give in or even listen to their fanbase. They should mostly take their own ideas, and carefully screen for constructive feedback, so that we don’t get any corny fan-fiction pap like Citadel DLC. That’s what happens when you listen to your fans too much. Do not run your games by committee. Gamers aren’t game producers. They are consumers. We buy the games, they make the games.

 

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/9872108&lf=8

Indoctrination was meant to be pretty self-explanatory. No DLC will confirm this, because they don’t need to confirm something that was meant to be obvious.

 
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