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Star Wars: The Old Republic developer Bioware is considering a Mass Effect MMO, says series lead Casey Hudson in an interview. As a concept it's something that the studio believes 'makes sense', even if it hasn't yet figured out the implementation just yet.

'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,' Hudson told Game Informer.

'A lot of people say that they want to see an MMO - that kind of makes sense for this universe. Part of what you're trying to do is save the universe so you can live in it. That's part of the promise for any great IP. It has to be a world worth saving. Mass Effect has that quality to it.'

'If you get rid of the Reapers and win that,' he added, 'wouldn't it be amazing to just live on the Citadel or just take a ship to Omega? That makes sense.'

At the same time, however, Hudson confirmed that Mass Effect 3 will not feature any multiplayer and that such concepts will be held back for later spin-offs.

Instead, Bioware is focusing on expanding the RPG and story mechanics for Mass Effect 3 - skill trees will be larger, weapon mods will return and there will be more than just two endings.
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Yay?
I don't really know whether to be happy or not
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Interesting. I will pass judgement after I see TOR
 
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No thanks for me.
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Sounds like it'd be a good idea. A lot of different races, entire galaxies to explore, but I guess it'll come down to execution.
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I firmly believe that SWTOR is Bioware's "test" MMO. If it's successful, then they know that they can blend their storytelling in an MMO world I think they'll move on with ME and DA MMO's.
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im not even expecting much from Bioware after DAII and ME2 but nevertheless im still looking forward to swtor, my love for star wars takes over my fair judgment....
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I firmly believe that SWTOR is Bioware's "test" MMO. If it's successful, then they know that they can blend their storytelling in an MMO world I think they'll move on with ME and DA MMO's.
That's a very expensive test then considering everything is voice acted if they hold to their word.
Also, a dragon age MMO won't be able to stay alive, it would be so-much fantasy mmo it's not even funny.
If there is any place they can keep their mmo running it would have to be space/science fiction.
The fantasy one is simply overtaken at the moment.
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I think the ME universe is quite suited to an MMO sort of structure. I'd imagine having a constant amount of missions to do would be enjoyable, and it seems like it would be a fun place to live in, I just doubt it would work as a PVP structured MMO.

Also, if everyone was a hero, who would need saving? You'd need to have some characters as villains and some as good guys, and then sort out some kind of RVR combat.
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lol. expanding rpg and story elements............LOLLOLOLLOLLOLLOLOL

Cause ME2 and Dragon age 2 are totally good examples of how they have expanded things.
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