...bility that they ultimately never intend to follow through on. But. The unknown planet where the Normandy crashes at the conclusion of ME3 is an excellent way to bridge the old with the new. They needn't have the surviving crew members of Shepard's old ship play too grandiose a role in ME:A , but having them in the Andromeda galaxy could provide some huge good will (with nice opportunities to incorporate them into the next trilogy), and also their presence would help to stoke the legendary tales of their former comrade and his/her heroic actions??