One of the key questions surrounding the recently announced Mass Effect 4 is where the franchise can go after Mass Effect 3’s ending – don’t worry, no spoilers here.

Mass Effect 4Mass Effect 4 will run on the Frostbite 3 engine

BioWare Edmonton and Montreal boss Aaryn Flynn has opened up to Eurogamer on how he and his team are going to handle this, suggesting the new adventure will reference the three outstanding games that precede it, but we still don’t know exactly where or when the new game will be set. 

"I can't get into that too much. We've got a really cool idea for how we're going to carry on - keep the trilogy separate but at the same time give a bunch of nods to fans who enjoyed the trilogy in the past," he teased. "That's all going to come out soon."

Fans of the series will already know that Shepard and his supporting crew won’t make it back for the 4th instalment. "Hmm," Flynn ‘said’ Flynn when asked about returning characters. "Definitely returning races. It wouldn't be a Mass Effect game without the krogans - we showed a krogan today.”

Mass Effect 4Gunfire in 'Mass Effect 4'

Upon announcing the game, Bioware confirmed that the game would take place in an entirely new part of space. "One of the things that fans have told us most about what they want in the next Mass Effect game is to go somewhere new and to move forward. We're taking you to a whole new region of space,” said a member of the team.

Mass Effect 4 will run on the same Frostbite 3 Engine that powers most of E3′s top-tier releases these days, including Battlefield 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront. For a look at the brand new announcement video, click here. We can’t embed at the moment so you’ll have to strain that finger one more time.