Although we assumed that Mass Effect 3‘s Citadel and Reckoning DLC would be the last the game had to offer for both single player and multiplayer fans, respectively, BioWare has made it official. After BioWare called “all hands on deck” for the Citadel DLC, single player appeared to be all wrapped up, but there was still some hope the multiplayer would live on with one, maybe two, more pieces of DLC. Nevertheless BioWare has closed the door on that possibility for good.
Luckily, as BioWare has closed the door, they have also opened a window of opportunity. As we learned during the BioWare panel at PAX East, BioWare’s Edmonton — the studio responsible for the Mass Effect series — is moving on to a new project. Fear not Mass Effect fans; while the Edmonton studio develops a new IP, BioWare Montreal will be taking over for Mass Effect 4.
Before saying goodbye to Mass Effect 3, however, BioWare left fans with a little something extra: an infographic outlining some of the decisions and play styles the developer noticed among gamers. The infographic reveals that over 64% of players opted to make their Commander Shepard more Paragon than Renegade, with over 43% choosing the Soldier class.
While Fem Shep received plenty of attention in the months leading up to the release of Mass Effect 3, the infographic reveals only 18% of players actually created a female version of Shepard. That being said, it is thanks to developers like BioWare, Bethesda, and a whole wealth of others that characters like Fem Shep can get the attention they deserve.
Perhaps the most telling detail in the infographic highlights players’ favorite squad members, or at least those who were constantly along for the ride. It was a neck and neck race between Garrus and Liara, two OG Mass Effect compatriots, with Liara having the slight edge. Luckily, Commander Shepard is allocated two squad members for missions.
I'm practically in the minority being an Adept Renegade Fem Shep, how about you guys?