Bioware quietly confirm a new Mass Effect game, Omega for ME3
Bioware has quietly confirmed that both a new Mass Effect title and Omega-based DLC for Mass Effect 3 are in the works at the studio.
This is a big news week for the company - yesterday saw the announcement of Dragon Age III: Inquisition while today has seen the company founders, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, depart the company.
Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of Bioware Edmonton & Montreal, posted a blog on the official Bioware site discussing his memories of Ray and Greg as well as what their departure means for the future of the studio. As you'd expect, it's mostly trying to calm fans into understanding that the loss of the pair won't effect the studio's output.
"Executive Producer Casey Hudson and his team are coming off an amazing eight-year run with the Mass Effect trilogy. But they’re not done yet," he wrote.
"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."
The post also confirms that Mass Effect boss Hudson is also working with key members of the Mass Effect team on "putting together their vision for an all new game set in a fictional universe, built from the bottom-up with all new gaming technology."
The Omega DLC will likely revolve around 'taking back' Omega from Cerberus. Aria, the 'queen' of Omega in Mass Effect 2, is exiled to the Citadel throughout the third game and talks of plotting her revenge. Her open-and-shut dialogue was immediately pegged as resembling Liara's in Mass Effect 2 - and it seems fans were right.