Mass Effect 4
Mass Effect 4 likely to release in 2016? (Representational Image from Mass Effect 3)

In what can confirm that BioWare is working on its next Mass Effect gaming title, tentatively named Mass Effect 4, the man who has been revealing bits to the fans, Aaryn Flynn, the general manager for BioWare's Edmonton and Montreal studios has spoken on the game being fun to explore with a wider area for fans to cover.

Flynn took to NeoGAF forums to comment on Mass Effect 4, not revealing too much but only as much too keep the excitement of fans alive. He said that Mass Effect 4 will be making use of "some" of the technology from the company's action fantasy game, Dragon Age: Inquisition, which was highly rated by fans and critics alike.

Almost confirming what NeoGAF member Shinobi602 had posted previously on the size of the game, Flynn says that players can expect "larger areas that you can explore with less friction."

He further deconstructed notions that Mass Effect 4 will be borrowing much from Dragon Age: Inquisition. He said, "The next Mass Effect will be (and should be) drawing on its own rich and successful past." Clarifying that Dragon Age: Inquisition will not be used as a "template" for the games made by BioWare.

He stressed on the fact that each game series has to be innovative. "Each game franchise needs to innovate and improve their experience based on what's best for it, not just what another game had success with because 'well that was successful'," he added.

Flynn hinted that Mass Effect 4 might only be released to next-generation consoles like PS4 and Xbox One. "In fact, I'd go so far as to say that dropping the older consoles has had more impact on the overall gameplay goals of the next Mass Effect game than what DAI successfully accomplished."

Previously, Michael Gamble, producer had tweeted about a meeting with Flynn who said Mass Effect 4 has the feeling of a Mass Effect franchise.