In a surprise trailer that included Liara, one of the series’ most significant characters, BioWare and EA announced last year that a new Mass Effect game was in the works. The lack of information on the forthcoming game is a result of BioWare’s current secrecy policy.
However, as of Friday night, BioWare said that the project is progressing “extremely well” and that the game is presently in the pre-production stage of development. According to the blog post, “The team, comprised of Mass Effect franchise veterans as well as some amazing new additions to BioWare™, has grown steadily.” “They’ve been hard at work crafting new characters and locations that you’ll love, as well as revisiting many that you’ll remember.”
Following the blog post, there was another quick teaser that featured a mangled radio transmission that fans have now successfully decrypted. The teaser contains Liara T’Soni’s voice and what appears to be another relay station.
Liara T’Soni can be heard saying: “I can see it… How did we miss this? Exactly, the Council will be furious… although they should know by now not to underestimate human defiance.”
This doesn’t really address anything, but at least Liara T’Soni’s identity has been established as the persona we saw in the first reveal trailer. The character is a member of the Asari race, which has a lifetime of several hundred years. We may anticipate the next Mass Effect game to take place many years after the events of Mass Effect 3, given that Liara was a little older than when we last saw her.
Given that Liara plays the Shadow Broker in ME2, it appears as though she may be crucial once more. Additionally, Project Director Mike Gamble posted a concept image of a new Liara title, albeit it is unknown what it would be. There are several options for where BioWare may take the franchise next and how it will specifically go from the series’ most recent title.
Depending on your decision, Mass Effect 3’s conclusion neatly wraps up the story. It will be fascinating to see which of the two possible conclusions BioWare decides to make canon. It would be fascinating to see if the decisions you made in the first trilogy will have an influence on the subsequent game in the series given that the previous trilogy’s games enabled players to import their save files and carry over their choices to the next title.
Even while Mass Effect is a very well-known IP, it isn’t quite as lucrative as a game like Call of Duty. EA is presumably keeping this one under wraps, and based on how the following game does, we may be in for a new trilogy.
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