The Mass Effect trilogy starring Commander Shepard and his crew may have ended with Mass Effect 3, but adventures in the Mass Effect universe surely haven't. A PAX East panel that presented a retrospective on BioWare's sci-fi role-playing game had a few details on the next game in the series.

An article on Kotaku discusses what Casey Hudson, executive producer at BioWare said about what we'll call Mass Effect 4.

"We are starting to get ready to develop another Mass Effect game, and it's going to be a new thing. We want to be able to give fans an opportunity to get back into the world with these things you've come to know and love about the Mass Effect experience but start something fresh and new -- a new way for you to explore the whole universe in Mass Effect."

Fresh and new? Well, there go our hopes at a Mass Effect game based on Blasto, the fictional Hanar in a series of films that run like action/buddy cop movies. The titular Blasto is supposed to be the universe's first Spectre and would have been amazing as a new protagonist. Oh well. Are we joking? Maybe.

The game, which will be devoid of any instances of the beloved Commander Shepard, will be developed at BioWare's Montreal studio. And speaking of studios, Hudson also mentioned the Mass Effect movie being developed by Legendary Pictures. He said, "It's not just going to be a movie; it's going to be really special."

That sounds promising. But if they really wanted to make it special, they'd include Blasto. We're just sayin'.

What would you like to see in the next Mass Effect game? Let us know in the comments!