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BioWare offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of the next Mass Effect

BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain offered a small update on the status of the next Mass Effect game with a behind-the-scenes photo of a motion capture set.

Thain posted the image on Twitter, confirming that motion capture for the game is underway at TheCaptureLab in Vancouver, Canada.

Getting our motions on at TheCaptureLab in Vancouver. A very cool scene for the next #MassEffect," wrote Thain.

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Last year, BioWare confirmed the upcoming title in the Mass Effect series will be penned by the lead writer of Halo 4; Though details of the new Mass Effect are scant. BioWare has previously said it will focus on exploration. The game will also see the return of the Mako, the all-terrain vehicle that players can pilot on the surface of planets.

BioWare revealed that it had plans for "another full game" in the Mass Effect franchise way back in 2012. The developer said previously that calling the new title Mass Effect 4 is a "disservice" to the game, as it will not follow the trilogy's Commander Shepard.

More recently senior development director Chris Wynn confirmed the game will include an online component.

Details of how the studio plans to integrate online features have yet to be revealed, with Wynn saying only that the studio is looking to "shape online" for the upcoming game.

"Things are getting real now and I need an excellent producer to come shape online for the next Mass Effect," Wynn wrote at the time.

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