When it comes to the Mass Effect franchise, Commander Shephard is a name that many gamers are probably familiar with. It’s akin to thinking of Master Chief when talking about Halo, which is why we wouldn’t be surprised if there are many gamers out there who will expect Command Shephard to be in future Mass Effect titles. If you’re a fan of the Commander, you might want to brace yourself as come Mass Effect 4 (or whatever the next Mass Effect title will be), the game will be featuring a new hero as opposed to the one that gamers have grown accustomed to. This was revealed by BioWare Montreal when they spoke to the folks at VG247. According to the studio’s producer, Fabrice Condominas:

“There is one thing we are absolutely sure of – there will be no more Shepard, and the trilogy is over.”

“This is really our starting point. Now the Mass Effect universe is vast, and very, very rich. So at this point in time, we don’t even know what kind of time frame we’re going to be in. All we’re doing is more gathering ideas from the teams, gathering feedback to see several things.”

“So first, we don’t want to make ‘Shepard 2′, or Mass Effect 4 with like, ‘oh there’s no more Shepard but you’re a soldier in the universe’. So this will be a very, very different context for sure, and nothing has been decided on the rest.”

We know that BioWare has plans for a new Mass Effect game, although at this point in time it seems like the game is more of an idea rather than an actual project that is being worked on, but what do you guys think? Would you like to see a new hero introduced and step into the shoes, or space suit if you’d rather, of Commander Shephard?

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