Mass Effect 3 may wrap up the current story arc, but that doesn’t mean that the series is over just yet. BioWare has strongly suggested in the past that there will be more Mass Effect, and now the developer is saying that you may even want to hold on to your Mass Effect 3 saves.
Mike Gamble, associate producer on Mass Effect 3, said as much in a recent interview with GamerZines. “It wouldn’t be a bad idea (to keep your ME3 saves)” he said. “Obviously I can’t say anything, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea…”
In case you’re unfamiliar with the Mass Effect series, both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 uses your save data to determine how things play out. A decision that you make in the original Mass Effect, for instance, will determine how certain events play out in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3.
As for Shepard’s send-off, BioWare isn’t shying away from bad endings in Mass Effect 3–just as they didn’t in Mass Effect 2. Regardless of the character’s outcome, be it good or bad, BioWare wants the ending in Mass Effect 3 to be satisfying no matter how many bad choices you’ve managed to make throughout Shepard’s galaxy-saving career.
“We want the outcomes to be satisfying to the player. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re all going to be happy or positive,” Gamble told GamerZines.