After announcing the retirement of two of BioWare's founders in a blog post, GM Aaryn Flynn mentions a new original Mass Effect Universe Game in development.
Source: BioWare Blog
In a blog post today on BioWare's site, Aaryn Flynn talked about the future of BioWare after the retirement of two of its founders:
As you have probably heard by now, BioWare’s two founders, Doctors Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, have announced their retirement from game development with blog posts that you can review here.
I know this might be concerning for some of you but the leaders at BioWare have had some time to think about it – to think about how the games, the fans, and the creative teams would move on without the two guys who started this organization back in 1995. We – including Ray and Greg – think the studio is solid and the team here is ready to embark on a whole new era of games.
After talking a bit about the general direction the company plans to take, Flynn drills down to specific game titles, first referencing the Dragon Age: Inquisition announcement, then addressing Mass Effect. Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of Mass Effect, has plans for another full game in the M.E. universe. That's on top of the new Mass Effect 3 DLC - Omega -coming this fall.
Casey and his team are also in charge of developing an all new game in a new universe, Flynn added, but he had no other details at this time about that project.
Flynn ended his blog with a farewell to the founders:
To the Doctors: I wish you the very best, and we will always honor your legacy. The games we develop will always share your unique creativity and steadfast integrity.
Now it’s up to us to show the world what you taught us.