BioWare on next Mass Effect: "Sh**t's gettin' real"

Cinematic director says fans will be "really excited to play this story," while producer teases "things are really moving forward."

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Production on the next Mass Effect game is moving ahead at full steam and with enthusiasm from the development team, according to comments from lead designers made on Twitter.

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"New #MassEffect story and main character reviews today. This sh**'s gettin' real! I think the fans will be really excited to play this story," cinematic director Ken Thain said.

Mass Effect producer Mike Gamble echoed Thain's comments, saying, "Lots of great @masseffect meetings today. Things are really moving forward. It's great to be involved in the universe again."

BioWare has not released any official information about the next Mass Effect title, but the developer has not shied away from giving vague details about the project.

Yesterday, BioWare Montreal studio director Yanick Roy said the upcoming Mass Effect game will "be friendly both to old fans and newcomers." He added that the game will retain the franchise's open-mindedness when it comes to gender options and GLBTI-inclusive stories.

BioWare announced the next Mass Effect game last September. It will not feature Commander Shepard, as his story came to a close in last year's Mass Effect 3.

The untitled game will run on the Frostbite 3 engine and, according to executive producer Casey Hudson, will be "fresh and new."

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