Although the work on a constantly disappointing Anthem (with the new Icetide event looming) continues together with the active development of what will be Dragon Age 4, it would seem BioWare is also planning to kickstart the first stages of development on a new Mass Effect game.

The breaking news comes via Kotaku, which reports that work on the fifth instalment of the epic sci-fi roleplaying franchise has started early development at BioWare Edmonton. Anthem lead producer Michael Gamble is said to be directing the Mass Effect efforts, but no further details are available at this time.

This should come as no surprise, as BioWare has reiterated that the Mass Effect series remains important to the company, and is still alive. Although the release of Mass Effect Andromeda was by no means a huge success in 2017, that has not put the team off from exploring new ideas for the series.

That said, it will be many years before we see any form of the new Mass Effect, which is similar to what we can expect from BioWare’s other project, Dragon Age 4. In the meantime, we can all hope to relive Commander Shephard’s adventures if EA will finally remaster the original trilogy for the current console generation.

Jake Su
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