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Mac Walters, Lead Writer on the Mass Effect Series: “I’m Actually Just Working on” the Next ME

April 24, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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Even though Sebastian didn’t think they actually happened, the Canadian Video Game Awards took place this past weekend (you can check out the winners here), with Far Cry 3, Assassin’s Creed III, and Mass Effect 3 taking home pretty much every single award possible.

Following the awards ceremony, Mac Walters, Lead Writer on the Mass Effect series, held a Q&A, with Canada.com reporting that he said, “Right now I’m actually just working on [the next Mass Effect]. It’s coming out of [BioWare] Montreal.” Mac then offered up a rather vague statement, saying that “I’m also working on other undisclosed things.”

The topic regarding the title of the next game within the Mass Effect series has popped up before, with Chris Priestly, BioWare’s Community Manager, posting the following back in February:

To call the next game Mass Effect 4 or ME4 is doing it a disservice and seems to cause a lot of confusion here. We have already said that the Commander Shepard trilogy is over and that the next game will not feature him/her. That is the only detail you have on the game. I see people saying “well, they’ll have to pick a canon ending”. No, because the game does not have to come after. Or before. Or off to the side. Or with characters you know. Or yaddayaddayadda. Wherever, whenever, whoever, etc will all be revealed years down the road when we actually start talking about it.

I do not call the game ME4 when I talk about it ever, because that makes people think of it more as “what happens after Mass Effect 3″ rather than “what game happens next set in the Mass Effect Universe”, which is far more accurate at this point. Obviously fans are going to speculate content, character and story until we actually reveal details in the years or months to come as you have almost no actual details, just don’t get bogged down in “well how are they going to continue ME3…”.

What do you think about Mac Walters returning to pen the newest Mass Effect? Let us know in the comments below.