BioWare is "already been thinking about" the future of the Mass Effect series, co-founder Dr. Greg Zeschuk has revealed.
Speaking to US retailer mag Game Informer, the doctor assured fans the developer's not going to "put the Mass Effect world on the shelf forever".
Asked if fans will suffer a series drought after Mass Effect 3, Zeschuk said: "We're pretty big. We have lots of teams. Lots of possibilities. Even though we will effectively finish the trilogy, it's not like it's over in the sense of 'Hey, we're going to put the Mass Effect world on the shelf forever and never come back to it.' We've already been thinking about that."
He added: "We're deep in development on 3 and it's chugging along. So really an objective for us at this point is get that done, but also think of the future of the universe.
"One thing that's really clear is people love the Mass Effect universe. We really want to make sure that what we're doing next is going to satisfy them and really move it forward."
In a separate interview, Mass Effect's exec producer Casey Hudson said a future MMO set in the sci-fi universe "makes sense", though we suspect much of our chances of seeing that depend on the success of Old Republic.
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