Expect a bit of Gears of War in the next Mass Effect

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Jul 03, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
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What would have happened if two franchises collaborated together to bring forward bits and parts of each other in each other’s games, say, for example, like Gears of War and Mass Effect? While we are not floating some wild theory about the following, on a similar note, it has been reported that Chris Wynn, former producer and a key member of the Gears of War team at Epic, has quit the company to work on BioWare's Mass Effect series.

Wynn confirmed the same on his official Twitter page stating: “Thrilled to announce that I will be joining BioWare as the Sr. Development Director on the next Mass Effect!”

As mentioned earlier, while we are not proposing some wild theory about the future of the Mass Effect franchise, but it may not be that hard to guess that with the arrival of Wynn, Bioware is sure to receive some of the brilliance that was reflected in the previous Gears of War games, following up to the release of the recent Gears of War: Judgment. And even a few tweaks here and there that will ensure that added glow the build up to the popular Mass Effect franchise.

While Wynn’s new position, presumably, is not as high as Mass Effect franchise boss Casey Hudson, but Wynn is still expected to play a key role in shaping the series' future. Wynn, earlier, has also worked as lead producer on Gears of War 3 and senior producer on Gears of War: Judgment.

As of now, there’s not much to be said about the next Mass Effect game (preferably, Mass Effect 4), but back in May, community coordinator Chris Priestly, via Bioware’s social forum, revealed that the next Mass Effect title will be developed by a new team at Montreal studio, and that the team will also be getting additional help from the Edmonton branch.

A host of members from the Dragon Age 3: Inquisition team, according to Priestly at that time, were also set to help out the ME project once the development was completed for the next Dragon Age title. Among a number of changes that the new game is rumored to incorporate, probably one of the most interesting among those is the fact that the game may not feature Commander Shepard.

This is because the game’s plot is heavily speculated to be set before or after the events of the original trilogy.

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