Bioware Montreal announces new installment in ‘Mass Effect’ franchise

Earlier today Studio Director of Bioware Montreal, Roy Yanick, officially announced that the Montreal branch is currently working on a another installment into the Mass Effect franchise.

…the next Mass Effect game is already in development, driven by the team here in Montreal. This is the goal we have been working toward for years now, and every member of our team is proud, excited, and humbled to take on the responsibility for the next game.

To ensure a proper and effective transition, we’ll continue to be supported by the Edmonton studio through the game’s development, working with and learning from them on some critical initiatives. On top of that, Casey remains the Executive Producer, but he will have a Project Director under him, working in Montreal, leading our development team and making day-to-day decisions for the game. We all care very much about Mass Effect and make our decisions based on what’s best for the game.

There is really not much I can tell you about the game right now, except that it will be built with the amazing technology of Frostbite as its foundation, enhanced by many of the systems that the Dragon Age III team has already spent a lot of time building.

This is exciting news! I love the current Mass Effect Trilogy and am excited to see what they have next to offer. From what we’ve heard so far, this won’t be a Shepard story, and a new story may or may not take place before the events of the trilogy. That’s…pretty much it, I think 🙂

So what storyline would you like to see? Personally, I’d like to see either the First Contact War or the Rachni Wars.Or better yet, set the timeline way back to the Prothean days.


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