When Should The Next Mass Effect Game Be Set: Before Shepard, Or After Shepard?S

That's the gist of a question put forth to Mass Effect fans today by BioWare's Casey Hudson, who wants to know whether series fans want the next game in the franchise to take "place before the trilogy, or after?"

How closely they're going to be listening is anyone's guess, since for all we know those kind of decisions have already been made, but it'll be interesting to see people's opinions regardless.

There will be people out there who want to see what happens after the trilogy, sure. We could all do with an explanation as to why there aren't robot leaves.

Setting new games before the trilogy, though, gives BioWare a chance to wheel out every popular character, Star Wars prequel-style, and show them kicking it in their native habitats before Commander Shepard rolled around and blew everything up.

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