BioWare Discuss ‘Mass Effect’ Spinoff
Mass Effect‘s development team has opened up about the possibility of a spinoff to the main trilogy. BioWare’s Casey Hudson, Mac Walters, Dusty Everman, Mike Gamble and Preston Watamaniuk revealed potential ideas for the game in an interview with OXM.
Hudson believes that Garrus could take centre stage in a new story set in the Mass Effect universe, inheriting the torch from trilogy star Shepard.
He said: “There’s so much that could be told in the Mass Effect universe. It’d be cool to do something completely unrelated to the larger storyline, like a story about a private investigator on the Citadel. Or maybe something detailing Garrus’ time in C-Sec.”
Everman echoed Hudson’s sentiments: “While being one of Shepard’s most loyal friends, Garrus has also had some of the most driven personal goals. He’s a hero in his own right, as Archangel and beyond.
“Who wouldn’t want to see the further adventures of the bold, charming Garrus Valkarian?”
Watamaniuk expressed interest in making a more melee-focused entry in the series, while Walters said that the spinoff could focus on Aria, The Illusive Man or Kai Leng.
Gamble is hoping to flesh out Javik’s backstory: “Following the story of Javik a little bit more would be pretty cool.
“As the last remaining member of a lost race, I think that we could tell a lot of stories about his adventures in the Milky Way, and coming to terms with his place in the new Galaxy.”
The series’ latest entry Mass Effect 3 received its final single-player add-on in March, with the ‘Citadel’ DLC offering fans a farewell to the game and a chance to reunite with characters from throughout the series.