Many of us expected BioWare to unveil its Mass Effect Trilogy collection during today’s N7 Day, but we didn’t expect any other news. A new Mass Effect game is under development.
Although the details of the project are very few, BioWare is working on the “Next Chapter of the Mass Effect Universe” and will feature its “Veteran Team”. Former creative director Casey Hudson now leads the entire studio, so it’s unclear who will be involved in the project. Mass Effect: Andromeda’s creative director Mac Walters was still in the company and apparently was a writer for the original game as well as Jade Empire. The latter game was exclusively for the original Xbox. I haven’t received a sequel, but it’s considered one of the best games in the studio.
Andromeda wasn’t as popular as its predecessors, with criticisms of story, character animation, and quest design. In GameSpot’s Mass Effect: Andromeda review, critic Scott Butterworth also found a technical problem and hated the character.
The studio is still in the very early stages of the next Mass Effect game, so it’s unlikely that you’ll see much from the studio for a long time, perhaps years. In the meantime, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will be released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC in the spring of 2021, with extensions available on Xbox Series X and PS5. The character model, textures, shaders, etc. will be improved, but the experience will not change significantly compared to the original trilogy.