Mass Effect designer Manveer Heir has a few (very good) ideas. I had a lengthy chat with him about gaming culture, diversity, and the role of creators in making games and companies better for all involved. Go check it out.
In celebration of N7 Day 2013 (November 7, get it?), Mass Effect producer Michael Gamble tweeted a teasing glimpse at the future of the franchise. Then other BioWare folks got in on the act.
Years ago, game studio BioWare said Mass Effect 3 would be Shepard's last. Now, BioWare is saying that, yep, it was serious. That's it, no more Commander Shepard in Mass Effect 4—or whatever the heck the game's eventually called.
Mass Effect 3 is no secret; BioWare's said for some time this is a trilogy. But we can expect that that sequel will be the final chapter - to this story arc, anyway.