BioWare is "working towards Mass Effect 2", publisher EA has told

While developer BioWare has always talked about the game as being part of a trilogy, it wasn't until an update on the official Games Developers Conference website detailed a session titled: "The Iterative Level Design Process of Bioware's MASS EFFECT 2" that the sequel's existence was brought to light.

This morning, EA confirmed the game is in the works. A representative told us: "They've (BioWare) talked about it being a trilogy. It's no surprise that they are working towards Mass Effect 2."

The news will delight fans of the original Mass Effect, a sci-fi RPG released at the end of 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PC.

The GDC session, which will feature Corey Andruko (Project Manager, BioWare) and Dusty Everman (Lead Technical Designer, BioWare) as speakers, will examine the Mass Effect team's "new level-creation process" with graphical examples.

No details on what platforms Mass Effect 2 will be released on were forthcoming from EA.