Yeah just saw that on GameSpot's Rumor Control. New BioWare game a MP Mass Effect spin-off? - News at GameSpot
Not sure how I feel about it. Kind of seems like they're pulling an Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood to me. I guess as long as the story stays strong I guess I'll be happy. If this is a Mass Effect MP spin-off, it probably will take place during the First Contact War.