During an interview with Eurogamer, BioWare’s Mike Gamble revealed that the Mass Effect universe is in fact ‘not dead’and that their current focus is solely on Anthem for the time being, and that Dragon Age has ‘a team working’ on the next edition to the series.
Last year’s Mass Effect: Andromeda got a lot of flack for it’s assumed poor delivery which garnered mixed reviews and Gamble stated that he’s ‘proud of the team behind’ that worked n the game and will ensure that the next chapter will receive the ‘focus, polish, visual fidelity’ the fans requested.
As much as we have various projects in the works and there’s a team working on Dragon Age stuff right now, and Mass Effect is certainly not dead, Anthem is different and we have to highlight those differences, of which co-operative play is a big difference. Casey and Mark and I and EA leadership have to sit down and work out what that looks like. You’re very near and dear to it—so are we, as creators, and we want to make sure there’s a future. But that comes after Anthem, after all that stuff we’re talking about. That’s future.
Many were left with a sour taste in their mouths when they encountered the many little cosmetic and mechanical bugs in the very first month of the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, but this doesn’t detract from the story, interaction and gameplay experienced which is evident in Bioware’s hard labour to develop something that took the Mass Effect universe in a new direction. As per the previous editions to the series, it was expected that there would be ongoing support and DLC to follow, but sadly, this was not the case for Andromeda.
Hopefully the same won’t ring true for the next instalment and we’ll get to explore the far reaches of the galaxy again for some time to come.