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'Mass Effect 4' No Longer Titled 'Mass Effect?'; Rumors Fly About Latest Sci-Fi Game Sequel

October 7
6:31 AM 2014

Eagerly awaiting the next "Mass Effect" game? You may end up waiting for something else entirely- because according to the latest rumors, "Mass Effect 4" might not even have "Mass Effect" in its title.

Christian Today has more on the story. According to their own sources, rumors have stated that Bioware wants a "fresher identity" for the "Mass Effect" series, and may release the next game with an entirely different setting, cast of characters and gameplay elements. Along with a different title, to boot.

This may also have something to do with the unbelievably poor reviews received by "Mass Effect 3"- gamers everywhere were highly critical of the game's ending, and found it extremely unsatisfactory. That "fresher identity" might just distance a new "Mass Effect" from earlier blunders.

This stems from earlier rumors that Shepard, the protagonist of all three "Mass Effect" games, would not be returning for the next game. Which makes sense, given that his story is more or less wrapped up by the end of the third game.

However, according to a piece in Hallels, the makers of "Mass Effect" stress not to trust any rumors- they say all news about the game will be coming from their official sources. Which sounds legitimate and all, but in the age of the Internet that's a tough thing to promise.

A piece by KpopStarz has a quote from a former Bioware employee about the prospects of another game:

"I do hope Aaryn or Casey drop a few hints, but I really doubt there will be any teasers, trailers or even substantial news interviews about MENext. Given that for some fans the last memory of the trilogy was a negative one, I think BioWare will want to really wow prospective ME fans to pay attention to a new title right out of the gate, rather than announcing a few details or teaser trailer, then going dark while DA:I takes center stage."

Check back soon for the latest "Mass Effect" news.

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