A Mass Effect MMO is not only a possibility, teased BioWare series overlord Casey Hudson - it "makes sense".
"We've been trying to think of a way that makes sense for people to experience Mass Effect with their friends. We haven't yet come up with a way to do that, so we don't have anything to announce at this time. But, obviously, multiplayer is something we want to do more of in the future as a company," Hudson told Game Informer (via VG247).
"A lot of people say that they want to see an MMO - that kind of makes sense for this universe.
"Part of what you're trying to do is save the universe so you can live in it. That's part of the promise for any great IP. It has to be a world worth saving. Mass Effect has that quality to it.
"If you get rid of the Reapers and win that," he added, "wouldn't it be amazing to just live on the Citadel or just take a ship to Omega? That makes sense."
His comments were made as BioWare announced that there will be no multiplayer in Mass Effect 3.
There will, however, be deeper RPG and equipment/weapon customisation elements in the third game. You'll also witness the return of familiar faces - Ashley Williams and Kaidan Alenko included.