Mass Effect Producer Asks Fans: “Should The Next Game Be A Prequel?”
“Parsing through your thoughts on the next ME game,” wrote the Executive Producer yesterday. “Would you be more interested in a game that takes place before the trilogy, or after?”
Speculation has been rife as to the possible next step for the critically-acclaimed, big-selling sci-fi series, and BioWare – no doubt stung by the vitriolic response by many gamers to the much-derided conclusion of Mass Effect 3 – have been extremely keen to court fan opinion on the subject.
“We’re in early stages of designing a completely new Mass Effect game,” Tweeted Hudson earlier this month. “What would you want to see in it?”
People will no doubt be divided in their opinion as to whether this level of developer-fan discussion will ultimately prove to be a positive thing or not, although recent assertions by CD Projekt RED’s Tomasz Zawada that game companies should put “fans before profit”, would suggest that this apparent move towards stronger engagement will be strongly welcomed by some.