With the news that Greg Zuschek and Ray Muzyka are departing, fans are curious what this means for BioWare. Fortunately, Aaryn Flynn, BioWare Edmonton and Montreal's General Manager, has a status update on the biz. While most of it is stuff we already knew, we have culled some important new info out of this: The Omega DLC and a new submission into the Mass Effect series.
The new game in the series is just a snippet, certainly devoid of any reliable information, but Flynn describe it with the following: "... [T]he Mass Effect universe is vast, and Casey and our teams have plans for another full game. â€œWhere to go next?â€ with such a project has been a question a lot of us have been asking, and we“d all love to hear your ideas."
The "we'd all love to hear your ideas" could possibly mean taking in some of that user input that generated a majority of the stuff around Mass Effect 3, or it could be that pandering we often hear with new development. Personally, I lean towards the latter.
While there's plenty of content that BioWare could make after the events of Mass Effect 3, there's also a lot of history that they may be more willing to explore, a la Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Regardless of the direction, it'll be interesting to see what they come up with, and maybe more interesting to see what the fan response is.
More concrete, however, is the Omega DLC. BioWare promises to deliver more multiplayer content, but states that Omega is a singleplayer DLC that's coming this autumn.
In Mass Effect 3, Aria lost the Omega station to Cerberus, and this was the subject of at least one of the graphic novels, so this DLC could very well be the retaking of that station, or any number of things surrounding it.
Information is scarce right now, but it's ripe for speculation. Take this chance to do just that, or maybe even share your opinions, in the comments below!