BioWare's co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk announced their retirement from the studio today, but both reiterated that BioWare will keep pushing forward. To further expound on that, Aaryn Flynn, general manager at BioWare Edmonton and Montreal, thanked the co-founders for everything they have contributed to BioWare and the industry, and then revealed what the company has up its sleeves. We already know about Dragon Age III: Inquisition, but it looks like Casey Hudson, executive producer on the Mass Effect series, is planning "another full game" in the ME universe. The team is of course adding more multiplayer and single player content to Mass Effect 3, but BioWare wants to hear the fans ideas on where to take the series next.
Executive Producer Casey Hudson and his team are coming off an amazing eight-year run with the Mass Effect trilogy. But they’re not done yet. We are releasing more multiplayer content and we have more single-player stories coming throughout the next six months, including Omega which is coming in the Fall. But the Mass Effect universe is vast, and Casey and our teams have plans for another full game. “Where to go next?” with such a project has been a question a lot of us have been asking, and we’d all love to hear your ideas.
Hudson and others at BioWare are also building a brand new game in a fictional universe, which will be built from scratch "with all new gaming technology."
Both Dragon Age and Mass Effect started as single games but grew into vast universes. But we aren’t stopping there. While Casey continues to oversee the development of our new Mass Effect project, he and his leads are putting together their vision for an all new game set in a fictional universe, built from the bottom-up with all new gaming technology.
Not only are we getting a new Mass Effect game, but eventually a brand new IP. Intrigued? That does not even begin the half of it.