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Bioware Promises Mass Effect Isn't Dead: "The Future is Bright"

Xbox One X patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda goes live today.

News by Matt Kim, .

N7 day, the semi-official day where Mass Effect fans come together and celebrate all things Mass Effect. While there's no new Mass Effect game to coincide with today, BioWare did make a new announcement and maybe even teased a little something for the future of the franchise.

In a video posted on BioWare's official Twitter account fans and BioWare staffers shared Mass Effect memories and what the series means to them. The video then pivots to BioWare lead producer Mike Gamble who announced that an Xbox One X patch for Mass Effect Andromeda that's live today.

The patch will introduce better resolution and HDR lighting, so players can enjoy Mass Effect Andromeda in a higher visual quality.

The most interesting detail comes at the end when BioWare general manager Casey Hudson shares his thoughts on Mass Effect. "It means coming into the studio every day dreaming about what the next great Mass Effect game will be."

The last Mass Effect game, Mass Effect: Andromeda, failed to resonate with fans and plans for post-release content were scrapped. BioWare later admitted that Andromeda wasn't the success it had hoped to be and began shifting to new projects like Anthem.

While it's not an official confirmation that there's a new Mass Effect game coming, the Tweet text does mention the future of the Mass Effect series. And Hudson talked about future BioWare games in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series in the past through a series of blog posts.

There probably won't be any official announcement, at least for the next couple of months. BioWare is busy working on Anthem, its ambitious live-service title set in an entirely new universe where freelancers pilot armored suits called Javelins to fight large alien monsters. We actually spoke with Mike Gamble about Anthem earlier this year.

While a new Mass Effect is probably years out, it's good to know the series is still beloved by fans and BioWare.

Check out our Anthem guide for everything we know before it launches on February 22 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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