While their first foray into the world of MMOs, The Old Republic, is just on the horizon, BioWare is open to the idea of an MMO set in the Mass Effect universe. In a recent interview with Industry Gamers, BioWare heads Ray Myzuka and Greg Zeschuk talked how a new MMO is certainly a possibility.
Zeschuk stated in the interview:
You never know. I think once The Old Republic is done, we’ll take a fresh look at the market. And we’ll have learned a lot. While making it, you learn an enormous amount. It’s one of the nice things about having these properties in our back pocket… If we want to use something we own as a source for a game, it’s easy to do. So yeah, you never know. We’ve got this giant product to launch, but once that’s done we’ll consider next steps.
Myzuka then added:
“We’re focused very much on The Old Republic, Mass Effect 3 and [our free-to-play game] Wrath of Heroes, and all the other things we’ve announced, and haven’t announced, but we also have the opportunity to look at our franchises in a way we haven’t ever before. There are lots of new platforms and lots of new business models.
This would be an interesting idea, but my concern is that a Mass Effect MMO might be too similar to The Old Republic.