Mass Effect – new game planned, ME3 Omega DLC due in fall

By Stephany Nunneley
18 September 2012 20:49 GMT

Mass Effect 3 has more content on the way, and BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn has plans for another Mass Effect are being mulled around.

Speaking in a blog post on the official BioWare webiste, along with the announcement of Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk’s departure from the firm after 20 years, Flynn said the latest single-player DLC for Mass Effect 3 coming this fall will be called “Omega”.

“Casey Hudson and his team are coming off an amazing eight-year run with the Mass Effect trilogy, but they’re not done yet,” wrote Flynn. “We are releasing more multiplayer content and we have more single-player stories coming throughout the next six months, including Omega which is coming in the Fall.

“But the Mass Effect universe is vast, and Casey and our teams have plans for another full game. Where to go next? With such a project has been a question a lot of us have been asking, and we’d all love to hear your ideas.”

There’s also more on the slate than a new Mass Effect and Dragon Age 3, according to Flynn.

“While Casey continues to oversee the development of our new Mass Effect project, he and his leads are putting together their vision for an all new game set in a fictional universe, built from the bottom-up with all new gaming technology,” he said.

“As the GM for Edmonton and Montreal, I know that creative people are delivering new content and gameplay for established franchises, and new games that go in new directions.

“Ray and Greg built BioWare to last. They’ve always known their retirement would come one day, so they developed a team of people who would ensure their standards and culture would endure. We’ll humbly carry that torch and continue learning in the process.”

Zeschuk and Muzyka both announced their retirement from BioWare this afternoon, after rumors of a planned departure started swirling in April.

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