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Submitted by chaos_mechanica 1239d ago | opinion piece

Chaos Mechanica - Theories: What’s Next For the Mass Effect Franchise?

At this point I assume that the vast majority of the internet have played the Mass Effect trilogy, and have had time to play and see the endings, specifically the all new Extended Cut.

After replaying it the other week, I thought back to some of the things my friends and I noticed the first time we played, with the conclusion and with some things mentioned during the game. So here’s a few theories on where the franchise could possibly go after the conclusion of Mass Effect 3. (Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect 4, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

corrus  +   1239d ago
Fools Mass Effect 4 will be the last game with Shepard not 3
Blacktric  +   1239d ago
God... I wish that was true, I really do. But considering that *SPOILERS* in two out of three endings of Mass Effect 3 he dies, it seems unlikely to me that we'll see him in any shape or form. Hell, I don't even think that they'll let us import our saves from ME3 since one of the endings drastically changes the universe and both organics and synthetics in it. Which would mean writing the whole game completely different in at least two difference ways from the get go. And we all know that is just impossible since Bioware didn't even care to give us a couple more varied endings on top of the ones we already have.
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PopRocks359  +   1239d ago

A Bioware writer hinted that in the "destroy" ending, Shepard is meant to survive. I get the feeling that in the next big Mass Effect game, if you play as a new character and you chose "destroy," Shepard, specifically YOUR Shepard, will reappear in the new game.
tigertron  +   1238d ago

Shepard survives in the destroy ending so that definately gives Bioware the option of using Shepard in the next game. They can always retcon Shepard's death like they did with ME3 if they died in ME2.
grifter024  +   1238d ago

A Dev has said to keep your Mass Effect 3 save games for the next installment.

Sadly I haven't and will never beat Mass Effect 3 because of what they have done to the franchise (Got to the ending speech Shep gives at the FOB) and will never buy a Mass Effect game again.
Blacktric  +   1238d ago
So what will happen if we chose the Synthesis or Control endings? Do you honestly believe that Bioware will make additional scenes and dialogue to accomodate to the choices, specifically for the Synthesis one, you made at the end of Mass Effect 3 with the next true sequel? Will we see everyone with green glowy eyes, working together towards their future without any conflict that was prevented due to full mutual connection thanks to Synthesis? If that is the case, then what could the plot be? Will the plot change depending on what ending you choose? Will conversation options? The way people talk to each other or mention each other? If you ask me, they are just going to choose Destroy ending as their canon ending and build up on that. Otherwise it would be way too much work for a lazy company like Bioware to make the next true sequel.
Tripl3seis  +   1239d ago
I just finished mass effect 3 last night damn that was awesome i hope the next mass effect is with shepard but i dont mind a new character in the next mass effect.
Mythicninja  +   1238d ago
There will be lots of gay sex with aliens.

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