Whether it’s a sequel, a prequel, or a intersubsuperquel, the next Mass Effect game won’t have Commander Shepard or any of the Normandy gang in it.

Talking to Complex, series writer Mac Walters explained that the team “agreed to tell a story that doesn’t relate necessarily to any of the Shepard events at all, whatsoever,” adding that although the game should “feel like a Mass Effect game”, it would have to do so “without the Shepard character or the Shepard-specific companions.”

So we know what won’t be in the game, but what about what will be in the game? We can obviously only speculate for the moment, but if it includes lots of space, I totally called it first.