Could Mass Effect
be an MMO? In a recent interview with Game Informer
, Executive Producer Casey Hudson
says that the intellectual property makes sense for an MMO. We know that many Massively readers would absolutely pick up a multiplayer version of the series. Do the producers of the game think it is possible to transport the Mass Effect
universe to the MMO space? Hudson told Game Informer, "We've been trying to think of a way that makes sense for people to experience
Mass Effect with their friends. We haven't yet come up with a way to do that, so we don't have anything to announce at this time. But, obviously, multiplayer is something we want to do more of in the future as a company.
We have to assume that Commander Shepard saves the galaxy once and for all at the end of Mass Effect 3
, which comes out later this year. Is that world going to be interesting enough to continue? Hudson thinks so: "I think Mass Effect has that quality to it. If you get rid of the Reapers and win that, wouldn't it be amazing to just live on the Citadel or just take a ship to Omega? That makes sense.
Whatever the case, we will have to wait for Mass Effect 3
to come out before any sort of official announcement, but that doesn't mean we can't hold out hope.