BioWare Are Not Done with Mass Effect!
With the release of Anthem from BioWare beginning to roll out this week on the 15th for Origin and EA Access subscribers (22nd at general retail and digital), with it being a “live-service” game, it would be easy to assume that BioWare’s other big love Mass Effect, will be left in the dark for the foreseeable future.
Thankfully, BioWare’s General Manager Casey Hudson has stated that the Mass Effect series is still very much alive. When speaking to Polygon he said “In my mind, it’s very much alive. I’m thinking all the time about things that I think will be great. It’s just a matter of getting back to it as soon as we can.“
However, to put Mass Effect fans even more at ease, Executive Producer of Anthem, Mark Darrah added that any future title could pull inspiration from the likes of Mass Effect 3 and even Andromeda, Darrah said “We’re definitely not done with Mass Effect. There’s a lot of stories to be told. We could pull on the threads we put down with Andromeda; we could pull on threads from Mass Effect 3. There’s a lot of interesting space to be explored.“
As a fan of Mass Effect since the beginning, I welcome these words from Hudson and Darrah as it would be a shame to leave the series dead and buried following Mass Effect Andromeda. However, when we do get a new title (likely next-gen), I do hope that it will expand upon the original trilogy, in my humble opinion.
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