In a sentiment most Mass Effect fans will agree with, female Shepard voice actor Jennifer Hale has said that she wants to see Commander Shepard back for Mass Effect 4. “I want Shepard back 100%,” Hale said in an interview with GameInformer. “I want to explore the relationships, you know, with Garrus, Thane, Liara–all of that,” she added.
“I would like for FemShep to be able to romance Tali, and I would like everyone to be able to romance Jack,” Hale added, though it’s still unclear whether Mass Effect 4 will accommodate for further Shepard romances–and unfortunately the recently released Mass Effect: Legendary Edition didn’t include such sweeping changes.
Not much is known yet about the next game in the Mass Effect series. The game’s announcement trailer showed returning character Liara finding a piece of Shepard’s iconic N7 armor, suggesting that the game will follow on from the original trilogy. It’s unclear how soon it will pick up after the events of Mass Effect 3, considering Liara’s species’ incredible longevity.