Bioware co-founder Dr. Greg Zeschuck has confirmed that Bioware and Electronic Arts have plans to continue expanding the Mass Effect
universe even once the planned trilogy of games is completed.
Mass Effect 2
is due for release next week and will be followed by a third game that will complete the original story plans, but Bioware is keen to make the most of the well-established franchise and create many more games in the series.
"We're actually going to continue to use it for stuff and we're going to continue to make games there
," Zeschuck told Kotaku
"Believe me, we have our work cut out for us for the next little while getting Mass Effect 3 done after this. Don't worry if you love Mass Effect, [because] there will be more Mass Effect in the future.
Mass Effect 2
will continue the story of Commander Shepherd, super space-spy, as he hunts down a race of sentient machines beyond the edge of the galaxy. The second game in the series carries over a good portion of the story elements from the first game, should you have a savegame to carry over, and Zeschuck says that Mass Effect 3
will be the same.
"Some of the decisions you made in 1 you'll see the result in 3,
" he said. "There will be stuff that you will feel is yours that you've created in that third iteration.
You can look forward to our Mass Effect 2
review next week, but until then let us know your thoughts in the forums
and hope that future Mass Effect
games are better than that terrible iPhone spin-off