Report: A New Mass Effect Is In Very Early Development at BioWare Edmonton

Report: A New Mass Effect Is In Very Early Development at BioWare Edmonton

A Kotaku report indicates the series may return after a rough venture to Andromeda.

If you've been holding out hope for a new Mass Effect, it looks like it might not be in vain. A new report from Kotaku's Jason Schreier today closes on the mention of a new Mass Effect in "very early development" at BioWare Edmonton.

Schreier's report, centered on the reportedly ongoing overhaul of Anthem into what's being referred to as Anthem Next or Anthem 2.0, shares this last bit of BioWare info at the end. BioWare is currently still producing Anthem alongside Dragon Age 4, which is looking a ways away. Now it looks like there's a third title on the docket, helmed by Mike Gamble, who worked on Mass Effect 3 and Andromeda as a producer, as well as lead producer on Anthem.

We reached out to Electronic Arts, and a spokesperson declined to comment on the report.

While it hasn't been that long since Mass Effect: Andromeda's launch, the series has been mostly quiet on the current generation of consoles compared to the Shepard trilogy on its previous generation. BioWare has been subtly teasing Mass Effect news for some time, with Gamble himself recently tweeting about the series during its pseudo-holiday, N7 Day.

Despite being one of the most memorable collections of games from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 era, the Mass Effect series is quickly slipping out of focus. With the reported shifting of Anthem from the Edmonton offices to BioWare Austin, this could signal a return to the series many fans have been waiting for for some time.

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