Bioware open to the idea of a Mass Effect MMO

By Stephany Nunneley
30 September 2011 20:35 GMT

Bioware heads Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have said they are open to the possibility of maybe, someday, creating a Mass Effect MMO.

Speaking with IndustryGamers, the duo said right now though, the firm’s MMO focus is on Star Wars: The Old Republic and Wrath of Heroes.

“You never know,” said Zeschuk regarding a Mass Effect MMO. “I think once The Old Republic is done, we’ll take a fresh look at the market. And we’ll have learned a lot. While making it, you learn an enormous amount.

“It’s one of the nice things about having these properties in our back pocket… If we want to use something we own as a source for a game, it’s easy to do. So yeah, you never know. We’ve got this giant product to launch, but once that’s done we’ll consider next steps.”

“We’re focused very much on The Old Republic, Mass Effect 3 and Wrath of Heroes, and all the other things we’ve announced, and haven’t announced, but we also have the opportunity to look at our franchises in a way we haven’t ever before,” added Muzyka.

“There are lots of new platforms and lots of new business models.”

Mass Effect producer Casey Hudson said back in April that there seems to be public interest for an MMO based on the franchise, and that it “kind of makes sense for this universe.”

SWTOR hits in December, and Mass Effect 3 is out on March 6.

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