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Mass Effect 4 to have online component, confirms job listing

Mass Effect 4 will feature an online component, as confirmed by a new job listing.
 
The upcoming Mass Effect game will contain some sort of online component, as revealed by a job listing posted online.
 
The news came via Senior Development Director on the next Mass Effect, Chris Wynn.
 
“Things are getting real now and I need an excellent Producer to come shape online for the next Mass Effect,” tweeted Wynn.
 
The job listing details EA Games’ requirement for an Online Producer candidate with at least seven years experience as a producer within the video game industry.
 
Although we’ve gone through the job description with a fine toothcomb, it’s not clear what kind of online component Mass Effect 4 – or whatever it is eventually called – will have come launch.
 
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Mass Effect 3 was the first in the ME series to introduce multiplayer and was well received by fans. It took the form of four-player co-op where players could join up online with customised characters to fight the war against the Reapers. Any progress earned could be used to influence the outcome in the single-player campaign.
 
As it was so greatly applauded by fans, it wouldn’t be too big a leap to suggest BioWare takes a similar tact with Mass Effect 4.
 
However, it could be something else entirely – perhaps on a Destiny type persistent world theme.
 
Either way, it’s comforting to see development on Mass Effect 4 is ramping up.
 
At the end of last year, BioWare confirmed it was around half-way through development of the game, and certainly has a “fresh but familiar” Mass Effect feel.
 
As for characters, we have learnt that the storyline may not be related to Sheperd at all, but we’ll have to wait for more info on that one.
 
Mass Effect 4 will see the return of the Mako though, and have a heavy focus on exploration.

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