We might not have to wait until mankind discovers the Mass Relays in order to get our hands on Mass Effect 4, since the team at BioWare won't have to start from scratch.

VG247, Yanick Roy, BioWare Montreal's studio director, recently posted the design document for the next Mass Effect on Twitter.

So it seems like the greatest barometer for how the next Mass Effect will feel is to play Dragon Age: Inquisition when it's released next year.

Of course, we still have a long wait until we see the new hero in Mass Effect and what kind of adventures we'll have, but we know for sure that we'll get an all-new, Shepard-free experience running on Frostbite 3.0.

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