The name Commander Shepard is synonymous with Mass Effect series, so when Mass Effect: Andromeda was announced, it was natural to think that Shepard will be back.
Bioware didn’t mention anything clearly so we didn’t know if Shepard will be back or not. Many fans would like this character to return while others would like to start fresh with a new character. So the big question is? Will Mass Effect: Andromeda start fresh?
If we look at a new Tweet from Senior Development Director Chris Waynn, it gives the impression that Shepard is history and chances of his/her are slim. Waynn asked fans to keep an open mind about a Mass Effect without Shepard.
@lordbyro I am well versed in the caparinhia, delicious. Be open minded to a Mass Effect with no Shepard, it can be good.
— Chris Wynn (@The1Wynn) October 8, 2015
Mass Effect takes place awhile after the events of the first three games, so it is possible that the cast of the trilogy will not appear; and that includes Shepard.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2016.
Can you keep an open mind about Mass Effect without Shepard?