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‘Mass Effect 4’ timeline, inspirations and more discussed

Image of 'Dragon Age Inquisition'
Image of 'Dragon Age Inquisition'
Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts, used with permission

Jos Hendriks has made a few mysterious comments in regards to the next “Mass Effect” video game, which may end up having the title of “Mass Effect 4.” According to a report by Gameranx on April 14, the designer at Bioware revealed that he is currently looking for some inspirations from other software products. However, Jos Hendriks did not provide any additional other details.

Bioware has not yet revealed much about “Mass Effect 4” other than confirming that it is currently in development. However, several representatives did hint in the past that Commander Shepard won’t be the main focus of the story. Furthermore, the overarching plots from “Mass Effect, “Mass Effect 2” and “Mass Effect 3” won’t be a part of the central storyline although players may still be able to import their decisions from prior installments into the upcoming title.

The development team has also been cryptic about when the “Mass Effect 4” is going to take place. However, many fans are speculating that the timeline should occur after the events in “Mass Effect 3.” A panel was held at PAX East for the science-fiction role-playing series. When asked about what happened to Commander Shepard immediately after the ending of the trilogy, the representatives revealed that they could not answer that particular question at this current time. This prompted some of the community to believe that the next title could be set after the first mainline three games.

Bioware decided to use the Frostbite 3 in order to build their next-generation role-playing games. The graphics engine, which was created by the studio behind “Battlefield 4,” had to be modified in order to cater to the special needs from the development team. Fortunately, the changes being made for “Dragon Age Inquisition” will be shared with “Mass Effect 4.” You can find an image featuring the latest “Dragon Age” installment from the official Twitter page of the video game with the photo attached on top of this article.